Thursday, February 08, 2007TEENAGE HOBOES
Have you ever wondered what it would like to ride the rails, just you and your friends and the open landscape of early 20thC America? The National Heritage Museum currently has an online gallery about teenage hoboes during the Great Depression.
"During the Great Depression, 1929-1939, over 250,000 young people left home in hope and desperation and began riding freight trains or hitchhiking across America. ... Whether they were escaping wrenching poverty or abusive families, or were simply seeking adventure, for many teenagers, leaving home seemed like the best option." (NHM) Find out more.
COLLEGE IS MORE THAN JUST SCHOOL
Looking for books about college that are more than about getting scholarships or picking schools to apply to? Here's a list of 10 great books that may be just what you need to get the college flavour, including Schools That Rock: the Rolling Stone College Guide.
It's Thursday afternoon and the library catalog is down. It's bound to be back -- we just don't know exactly when....
~emily - 12:40 PM~
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