Fighting For The Forest: How FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps Helped Save America

ISBN-10: 1534429336
ISBN-13: 9781534429338
Author: Pearson, P. O'Connell
Interest Level: 5-12
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: October 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 224

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Interest Level

Grades 5-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 1080L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Homelessness & Poverty

In an inspiring middle grade nonfiction work, P. O'Connell Pearson tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps-one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal projects that helped save a generation of Americans. When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in March 1933, the United States was on the brink of economic collapse and environmental disaster. Thirty-four days later, the first of over three million impoverished young men were building parks and reclaiming the nation's forests and farmlands. The Civilian Conservation Corps-FDR's favorite program and "miracle of inter-agency cooperation"-resulted in the building and/or improvement of hundreds of state and national parks, the restoration of nearly 120 million acre of land, and the planting of some three billion trees-more than half of all the trees ever planted in the United States. Fighting for the Forest tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corp through a close look at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia (the CCC's first project) and through the personal stories and w
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