[Reading] ➿ Not a Nickel to Spare: The Great Depression Diary of Sally Cohen (Dear Canada) ➶ Perry Nodelman – Agedanna.info

Not a Nickel to Spare: The Great Depression Diary of Sally Cohen (Dear Canada) Coping With Being Poor During The Depression Is Hard Enough, But Sally Also Has To Deal With The Anti Jewish Feelings In Her Community When She Ventures Outside Her Familiar Jewish Neighbourhood And Her Cousin Benny Is Always Getting Into Scrapes Sally Has To Try To Get Him Out Of Sally Must Find The Strength And Learn To Cope With The World Around Her

10 thoughts on “Not a Nickel to Spare: The Great Depression Diary of Sally Cohen (Dear Canada)

  1. says:

    I don t understand why this book has such a low rating It is probably one of the most realistic and historically accurate book in the entire series At least it touches on not only the depression but the rise of Hitler Not only this but it talks about how this was like for Jews in Canada, something not many people really touch on This was one of the first books I read in this series, and in my opinion, one

  2. says:

    Not a Nickel to Spare is about Sally Cohen, a young girl who faces the difficulties of depression But on top of worrying about having enough money to survive, Sally also faces the difficulties of being a jewish With her cousin, Benny, Sally has many exciting adventures that help Sally face her fears and learn about being jewish.I picked up this book because Mr.Gould told us to try the Dear Canada series, I also rea

  3. says:

    This was truly realistic I loved that the character of Sally was so accurately immature in that she is definitely eleven years old with age appropriate thoughts and opinions I also liked that this took place not in a traditional kind of diary but a scribbler.

  4. says:

    A great book to better understand what it is do be without.

  5. says:

    I ve read a few of the Dear Canada books but this is without a doubt my favourite Sally Cohen s diary really touched me and pulled at the heart strings Being from Toronto, I really liked reading about places I knew but what really got me, was the racist attitudes the Torontonians had in the 1930s I ve always been proud to be Canadian in this multi cultured city and I had never imagined that Canadians were so racist and some even supported Hitler

  6. says:

    This was a well researched book on life during the depression in Toronto I enjoyed the details about food eaten, school days and the constant search for work I also appreciated that the author included many stories about his own parents living during this time However, I felt in some ways that Benny should have been the main character in the story It seemed like Sally lived a lot of her story through her cousin and that things might have been interesting

  7. says:

    April 7th, 2015 MINI REVIEW4.5 Stars.The ending of this book broke my heart as much as reading through it and seeing events through Sally Cohen s eyes These books were really something I loved reading when I was young, especially because it featured various Canadian locations providing a meaningful read on a personal level There s not too many books I find that are Canadian centered so I m terribly glad how these books have survived the years when they could have

  8. says:

    In this book Sally got a notebook from her cousin Benny and started a diary Right after, everyone was going crazy and fighting because people didn t like Jewish people Then her dad got into jail Luckily her dad got out, and got a better job Sally was the only one in the family to go to school The rest of her sisters worked at her uncle s factory Her dad kept changing jobs and so did Benny I learned that you shouldn t fight, because it makes everything worse Auryn 12 years ol

  9. says:

    I began reading the book because I was waiting a history essay on the Great Depression and also because I like the Dear Canada series However, this particular book was not that great because I found that Sally repeated things a little too much And I know that she s Yiddish but she used a little too many Yiddish words and I was constantly turning to the glossary at the back of the book to understand what was going on.

  10. says:

    Not very enjoyable The only time she seems to write is to complain that she s bored until her cousin starts getting into trouble And I really didn t enjoy the reverse racism She doesn t seem to be able to form opinions of her own about the gentiles, she just lets her father s experiences color her judgment Her father doesn t speak English very well, so of course he doesn t really have a good experience with any gentile I don t think I m going to read this one again.

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