Calvin J. Roetzel’s New Book “I Knew We Wuz Poor: Coming of Age on an Arkansas Farm in the Great Depression” is a Moving Childhood Account of a Pivotal Era.

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Recent release “I Knew We Wuz Poor: Coming of Age on an Arkansas Farm in the Great Depression” from Page Publishing author Calvin J. Roetzel is an absorbing memoir documenting the Great Depression through the unique lens of a childhood spent on a farm, detailing the sights, sounds, smells, the whole gamut of emotions, and especially the characters who in their key ways shaped this difficult era in the author’s mind.

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Calvin J. Roetzel, among many things an award-winning author and professor of forty-two years, has completed his new book “I Knew We Wuz Poor: Coming of Age on an Arkansas Farm in the Great Depression”: an engaging memoir that reframes the Depression era through childhood memories.

Author Roetzel writes about the relevance of his experience: “Most crisis accounts come from adults who see the big picture, but the lens of the child focuses more narrowly, more personally, and often more honestly. While there is no shortage of books on the Great Depression, almost all focus on the adult experience, but my story is different. Born in 1931, I had an entire childhood that was framed by that epochal moment. Memories of the sounds, sights, smells, sweat, and high and low moments are still as vivid as they were to the boy I was then. While I cannot become a child again to sketch the grandeur and misery of that once upon a time, I can still tap memories that linger, like the sounds, sights, odors, and scars that still instruct and are precious.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Calvin J. Roetzel’s new book is a prescient recollection that speaks not only to those who grew up alongside the author in this epoch. Unique in detail and universal in its emotional weight, the book reaches from the past, beyond the present, to pave the way for a future of possibilities for the generation and its descendants.

Readers who wish to experience this enlightening work can purchase “I Knew We Wuz Poor: Coming of Age on an Arkansas Farm in the Great Depression” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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