Author: Marc Favreau
Genre: MG Nonfiction/History
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.
Crash tells the story of the Great Depression, from the sweeping fallout of the market collapse to the more personal stories of those caught up in the aftermath. Packed with photographs, primary documents, and firsthand accounts, Crash shines a spotlight on pivotal moments and figures across ethnic, gender, racial, social, and geographic divides, reflecting many different experiences of one of the most turbulent decades in American history.
“Crash does a great job of mixing personal stories with big-picture history, delivering a compelling narrative about the Great Depression.” —Steve Sheinkin, National Book Award Finalist and Newbery Honor author of Bomb and Most Dangerous
“An impressive and important work.” —Jim Murphy, two-time Newbery Honor– and Robert F. Sibert Award–winning author of An American Plague
"Crash is smart, thorough, visually engaging—and incredibly relevant... A clear, concise narrative that makes a complicated history accessible without dumbing down or glossing over the nuances of race, class, and gender." –Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad Girls Can
“Crash is a fantastic resource...a compelling portrait of our past that reminds us how we became the nation we are today.” –Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-CT Third District and author of The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable
“Crash is a terrific book, chock full of personal touches, details, and photographs that bring the people who lived through the Great Depression to life.” –George O’Connor, New York Times bestselling author of the Olympians graphic novel series
“Favreau gives readers incisive, penetrating, at times heartbreaking prose. A dynamic read deserving of a wide audience.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred
“An enlightening and very readable book on a complex historical period.” —Booklist, starred
“Much like Steve Sheinkin did in Bomb, Favreau writes in a clear and relatable way…this story is far from a slow-moving history book. For readers who think of themselves as history buffs as well as those who just love a thought-provoking story, Crash will deliver on all levels.” –VOYA, starred
Marc Favreau is an executive editor at The New Press. He is a co-editor (with Ira Berlin and Steven F. Miller) of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation and the editor of A People’s History of World War II: The World’s Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It, both published by The New Press. He lives in New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.