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Home Front Girl A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime…

by Joan Wehlen Morrison

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Home Front Girl by Joan Wehlen Morrison is the diaries of the author from her childhood through early adulthood. She was a teenager through WWII and the diaries reflect this.They cover the usual things: homework, school events, and teenage angsty things. There are also her thoughts on the war, popular culture of the time, and various names in the news.

It's an interesting read for anyone who wants a glimpse of what home front life was like. ( )
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Wednesday, December 10, 1941"Hitler speaks to Reichstag tomorrow. We just heard the first casualty lists over the radio. . . . Lots of boys from Michigan and Illinois. Oh my God! . . . Life goes on though. We read our books in the library and eat lunch, bridge, etc. Phy. Sci. and Calculus. Darn Descartes. Reading Walt Whitman now." This diary of a smart, astute, and funny teenager provides a fascinating record of what an everyday American girl felt and thought during the Depression and the lead-up to World War II. Young Chicagoan Joan Wehlen describes her daily life growing up in the city and… (more)

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