Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII By Ruth Kibler Peck is available at Xlibris.com and Amazon.com. Links at bottom of article. This true account of growing up during WWII is written especially for kids 11-18, but good reading for adults, too. In these uncertain times, a true story about living on the home front during WWII shows the unity & love of country our population held in those years.
As the Great Depression ends and WWII begins, the Kibler family finds their lives drastically challenged by her father’s meager white-collar salary, by life in a miserable trailer camp, by devastating fire, and by Mother’s near-death illness. Yet the family, like all Americans of that era, willingly sacrifices in every way possible to help the war effort. Father and daughter follow news of every battle and locate places on their world map. Ruth Ann finds joy in new friends, the beauty of Island Park, and in being a teenager.
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Congrats to Ruth Ann from all the Wright Writers of Dayton!