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What were the roaring twenties? / by Michele Mortlock ; illustrated by Jake Murray.

Mortlock, Michele, (author.). Murray, Jake, (illustrator.).
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Whiting PL - Whiting +973.91 M845 (Text) 51735011906996 Children's department In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781524786380 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 1524786381 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 9781524786397 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 152478639X (lib. bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
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What were the roaring twenties? -- After the Great War -- Women voters -- Prohibition -- Red-hot jazz -- The Harlem Renaissance -- America on the move -- Gilded palaces -- On the air -- Spend, spend, spend -- Not all fun and games -- The good times end -- Timelines.
Summary, etc.:
"Flappers, flag-pole sitting, and the Ford Model T--these are just a few of the things that instantly conjure up a unique era--the Roaring Twenties. It was the bees' knees, the cat's meow. If you're not familiar with 1920s slang, all the more reason to read this fascinating look at that wild, exciting decade. It began on the heels of one tragedy--the flu pandemic of 1918--and ended with another: the start of the Great Depression. But in between there were plenty of good times--the Model T cars that Henry Ford made were cheap enough for the masses, the new sound of jazz heated up speakeasies and nightclubs during the time of Prohibition. Women, recently given the right to vote, cut their long hair into bobs, wore short skirts and makeup, and danced the Charleston (sometimes in marathons that lasted days). Michele Mortlock hits all the highlights of this heady age that still feels modern even a hundred years later."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > History > 1919-1933 > Juvenile literature.
United States > Social life and customs > 1918-1945 > Juvenile literature.
Nineteen twenties > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > 1919-1933.
United States > Social life and customs > 1918-1945.
Nineteen twenties.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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