Layoffs, foreclosures, bankruptcy. The news is grim these days. So how do you broach the topic with children? Our instinct is to shelter kids from harsh realities of the recession. But is that fair when the consequences of the downturn affect them too?
Mary Ann Cappiello, an assistant professor of education at Lesley University in Cambridge, says the answer may be sitting on our bookshelves. She joined us in the studio to leaf through a few good books to help kids better understand the “R” word.
Children of the Great Depression by Russell Freedman
Sky Boys by Deborah Hopkinson
What You Know First by Patricia Maclachlan
Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse by Meghan McCarthy
That Book Woman by Heather Henson
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