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What Clouds There Were Were White
This is the daily record of a young girl growing up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn in 1929 and 1930. In January of 1929, Josephine Fincken (the author) is fourteen, about to graduate from Public School 89; at the end of 1930, "Jo" is sixteen, a graduate of the Ellsworth Business School, who is commuting on the subway to her clerical job in Manhattan. Between those two milestones, Jo does a lot of growing up. Economic circumstances forces her to drop...