A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt
Eleven year old Margo Bandini is so worried that her family and the families all around her may lose their homes and their jobs. It's the Great Depression in Johnstown, PA and Margo decides she has to do something to help. So, she writes a letter to Mrs. Roosevelt to ask for help. Amazingly, it turns out her teacher is a friend of Mrs. Roosevelt and the letter does get read. This is one of those stories that has stayed with me since I read it easily a decade ago. One person can make a difference and even in the time of the Great Depression there were people who cared and who worked to help those who were struggling.