The Worst of Times: A Story of the Great Depression
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2013
Duration: 4 hours 12 minutes
When the Depression strikes America, throwing millions out of work, Petey Williamson’s family seems safe. Hadn’t the boss promised Petey’s father that he’d always have a job? But during the Depression, promises cannot always be kept, and Petey finds his family sliding rapidly into poverty. And when Petey’s much-admired cousin Steve starts working as a union organizer in the battle to improve conditions for workers, poverty turns into tragedy.
“Collier tugs at readers’ heartstrings.”—School Library Journal