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Our House Booktalk

  • Grades: 3–5

The houses may have looked alike, but the families who lived in them were all unique.

What do you remember about the house where you grew up? Listen to the stories of the kids who grew up in Levittown and discover how they and their families turned all those identical houses into homes.

But not all the memories are happy ones. Tommy LaRocca remembers the day Kennedy was shot and the day his brother Chick left for Vietnam. Katie Bachman remembers the year of the two bad things, when her family changed forever, and she found TeeWee’s footprints in the cement of their patio and decided to leave footprints of her own.

 

  • Subjects:
    Social Studies, Growing Up, Homes and Housing, Neighborhood Life
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