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Goodbye, Walter Malinski

Helen Recorvits; Black-and-white pictures by Lloyd Bloom

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"Wanda, an observant and perceptive fifth grader, gives readers a first-hand account of the effects of powerlessness and grinding poverty on everyday life and family."-School Library Journal.

"Recorvits makes a poised and confident debut with this bittersweet Depression-era tale of a Polish immigrant family."-Starred/Publishers Weekly

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Goodbye, Walter Malinski
1Fireside ChatWe were sitting around the radio, listening to President Roosevelt's Fireside Chat. The President was talking about something called the CCC. The Civilian Conservation Corps. It was for young people who couldn't find jobs. Pa got real excited."You! You! You're going!" Pa pointed his finger at my brother, Walter. "You'll give us your pay, and we can all eat a little better. You're going!"Walter stared down at the floor. I couldn't tell what he was thinking. Even if he liked the idea, I couldn't tell. Walter hardly ever let on how he felt about anything."CCC?
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  • Helen Recorvits; Black-and-white pictures by Lloyd Bloom

  • Helen Recorvits is the author of Goodbye, Walter Malinski.  She lives with her husband in Glocester, Rhode Island, has two grown up sons and is a second grade teacher.
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Goodbye, Walter Malinski

Helen Recorvits; Black-and-white pictures by Lloyd Bloom

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