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WALKING ON AIR
New York : Margaret K. McElderry,
the Great Depression, many people were out of work and poverty was rampant.
People longed to believe in something and to have some hope. Into
that desperation came traveling preachers offering that hope through the
word of God. Many of these preachers were con men who were out to make
a buck. June's father is one of them. Although he does believe
in God, the donations that are collected from the crowds go to him not
the poor as promised. To add a hook to his show, he has made June
into a tight rope walker. He claims she walks on air with God on
her side. Town after town they travel. Never settling down.
June and her mother long to stop somewhere and live a normal life but there
is always another town to go to. When her mother becomes ill and
can't travel, June's world is changed in ways she could never imagine.
Family life -- Fiction.
Clergy -- Fiction.
Tightrope walking -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Homelessness -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 1919-1933 -- Fiction.
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