Kathleen's Shaken Dreams Author:Tracy Leininger Craven Kathleen flew through the back door of the kitchen. "Mama! Papa! I did it! I won the spelling bee. I'm going to the citywide competition next month!" Mama and Papa sat at the kitchen table. Papa was holding a newspaper,and they were intently listening to the radio. Slowly they looked up, but they stared at her as if they didn't even see her. "Ma... more »ma,did you hear me?" asked Kathleen,beginning to wonder what was so important in the news. "What's the matter? What's going on? What are you reading?" Kathleen peered over Papa's shoulder and read the headlines written in bold lettering:STOCK MARKET CRASH LEAVES MILLIONS PENNILESS AND HOPELESS.
In Kathleen's Shaken Dreams you will meet a spunky,gifted,eleven-year-old Christian girl who enjoys competition and strives for excellence. Set in tumultuous 1929,Kathleen's opportunities for achievement are many until "Black Tuesday" and the stock market crash shake her dreams for high achievement to the very core.« less