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Firewood and Christmas PotatoesCongratulations on your bronze book award!


The hardest times can teach the greatest lessons.

During the 1930s, eight-year-old, Delia, along with her four siblings and mother, leave the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma. Taking only a few belongings and using the last of the money to buy a two-headed axe, Delia’s mother travels to California to find work in the agricultural fields-tomatoes, grapes, cotton-anything that would support her family during the Great Depression. While confronting severe poverty, young Delia brings to life her mother’s morals: hard work, sharing, and the universal need to be loved.

Firewood and Christmas Potatoes is based on true events and will take the young reader to a time when approximately three million Americans (including children) were once treated harshly as they journeyed to a different state to begin a new life. Children will experience the life of a child similar in age, who encountered challenges and embraced hardship by allowing their heart to love all.

Firewood and Christmas Potatoes is a heartwarming story that will become a family favorite during the holiday season.

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Author Bio

Robin Carole spent her youth growing up in the wine country regions of California. She learned the importance of family at an early age (the youngest of five and the only girl). Robin retired from Deaf Education after 34 years in the classroom assisting Deaf children, teens and adults. Robin now resides in Washington state.

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