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Paperback A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt Book

ISBN: 0440415292

ISBN13: 9780440415299

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt

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Eleven-year-old Margo Bandini has never been afraid of anything. Her life in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with Mama and Papa and her little brother, Charlie, has always felt secure. But it's 1933, and the Great Depression is changing things for families all across America. One day the impossible happens: Papa cannot make the payments for their house, and the Sheriff Sale sign goes up on their door. They have two weeks to pay the bank, or leave their home...

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5 ratings

Fabulous and inspiring!!

I am a fourth grade teacher in New Jersey and my students and I just finished reading this book. We couldn't put it down!!! Mrs. DeYoung developed such wonderful characters and my students were able to empathize with each and every one of them. Thank you Mrs. DeYoung for making this wonderful book not only enlightening, but educational!! We can't wait for a new book!!

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt

I recommend this book because Margo almost has to leave her house forever. But someone helps her. She write a letter to Mrs. Roosevelt for help. Her teacher is someone very special. Read this to find out who her teacher is.

This book was great!

This book was about a young girl at the time of the depression. Her family grows poor when her brother goes to the hostpital for a leg infection. They can not pay the morage bills, so in 2 weeks are expected to get the money they owe, or else they will have to leave their home. At the time a lot of exiting things happen, with her and her best friend, in school and at home. I liked this book a lot and I bet you will to!


I am a teacher in Johnstown. Many of the students in our building live, or are very familiar with, the part of town depicted in "A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt". The children listened so closely as one or two chapters were read each day. Once in a while, a child would cry out, "Hey! I know where that is - it's right near MY house!" So many times they asked me to keep reading. They couldn't wait to hear what would happen to "Margo" and "Charlie" next! We were so fortunate to have C. Coco De Young visit our school and talk with students currently reading "A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt". She spoke to the children just as she had written her book...WITH HEART. She took the time to answer questions while inspiring the students to read and write. This book can be integrated into the curriculum so easily. It is history and geography. It is interesting, imaginative, and heart-warming. It is the Great Depression as seen through the eyes of another child.

An inspiring story of a young girl's determination.

Margo is an eleven year old girl living in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, during the Great Depression. Her little brother was injured a few years ago, and her family borrowed money to pay for an operation. Now, the bank is calling in the loan. If thet don't pay back the money in two weeks, they will be forced to leave their home. In desperation, Margo writes to the first lady, Mrs. Roosevelt, and asks for help. To find out what happens, read this book!
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