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The noted author discusses his life, recalling his family's history in Poland, New York, and Massachussetts, and providing details of the Depression, labor riots, and his growing awareness of anti-Semitism and how this shaped his writing
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Milton Meltzer has published more than 100 books for young people and adults. Starting From Home recounts the discoveries, hardships and triumphs of childhood and youth in a working class family at the time of the Great Depression. Meltzer's work has won many honors including five nominations for the National Book Award.From Publishers Weekly:
Like Beverly Cleary, whose memoir, A Girl from Yamhill , was published this year, Meltzer grew up in the Depression in a hard-hit, working-class family. Born in 1915 in Worcester, Mass., and raised in a neighborhood of immigrants (his parents were Austrian Jews), Meltzer learned firsthand about subjects he would later explore in his distinguished books for children: ethnicity, class and protest. "I didn't know I would be a writer," Meltzer explains. "Yet something was going on to shape my interests and point of view." This memoir has the compassionate yet probing tone of Meltzer's social histories. It is a pleasure to read, with charming confessions of kissing girls and reading dime novels. From the beginning, Meltzer was blessed with a hunger to learn and with an innate faith in the futuretraits that have carried him far and that shine throughout this book. Photos not seen by PW. Ages 12-up.
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Book Description Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. The book is in new condition. Jacket has a tear on the front. Seller Inventory # 5245
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670816043
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0670816043