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Susan Signe Morrison

Susan Signe Morrison, Professor of Medieval English literature at Texas State University, transcribed the diaries of her mother to craft Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America. Susan blogs about Home Front Girl, World War II, and current events. She loves visiting with schools and other groups to give readings and workshops on diaries and journals.
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Home Front Girl
Home Front Girl (5 Formats) ›
By Joan Wehlen Morrison, Edited by Susan Signe Morrison
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Nov 2012

Kept from the early 1930s through the mid-1940s by a young Chicagoan, this diary provides a fascinating, detailed record of the life of an astute and witty teenage girl during the Great Depression and the lead-up to World War II. The only daughter of a working-class Swedish immigrant and his wife, this everyday girl describes her life growing up in the city#&8212;from pining for handsome boys in ROTC uniforms and bus trips between the Art Institute and her home to her love of Lake Michigan and, later, her campus life at the University of Chicago. Along the way she ruminates about the daily headlines and major touchstones of the era: the Lindbergh kidnapping, FDR on the radio, Goodbye Mr. Chips and Citizen Kane, Garbo, Churchill, Hitler, war work, and Red Cross meetings. Poems, doodles, and drawings of the latest dress, outfit, or haircut accompany the entries. The#&160;diary#&160;is an entertaining and delightful read as well as a#&160;vivid account of a real American girl#&8217;s lived experiences.