Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton girl grows up during World War II

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton girl grows up during World War II


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This is the true story of the author’s life as a young teen living in bustling Dayton, Ohio, during World War II. As the Great Depression ends and World War II beings, the Kibler family finds their lives drastically challenged by her father’s meager white-collar salary, by life in a miserable trailer camp, by devastating fire, and by her mother’s near-death illness. Yet, the family, like all Americans of that era, willingly sacrifices in every way possible to help the war effort. Father and daughter follow news of every battle and locate places on their world map. Ruth Ann finds joy in new friends, the beauty of Island Park, and in being a teenager.

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ISBN-13: 9781950540013
Publisher: Toplink Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/08/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 86
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Ruth Ann married her high school sweetheart, Walter Peck, and they have five grown children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She graduated with High Honors from Wright State University at age 40 and taught English for 21 years at Northmont Junior High in Englewood, Ohio. In 1990 she was honored as one of Ohio's Top Ten Teachers from 7,000 nominees. She has won dozens of national, state, and local prizes for her poetry - see Rowing Through the Night. Poverty, Puberty,&Patriotism is her seventh book and was written especially for teenagers and for those who remember the special years of World War II.

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