Julia Pidasheff
The National Holiday by Julia Pidasheff
The National Holiday takes place during the Great Depression. Despite a
time of shortage and loss, a little girl perceives only magic soup kitchens,
parents on holiday vacation and classmates who are lucky enough to
move to the White House in Hooverville. In time, she realizes the truth of
what is happening to her family and those around her. She then sets out to
grow up so that she can help her Mama, with the help of a furry friend. This
heart-warming story of never giving up is injected with a dose of magic that
brings hope and light, leaving readers feeling inspired by the strength of
this little girl.