Title: T, An Auto-Biography
Author: Feather Schwartz Foster
Illustrator: Kathe Gogolewski
Publisher: River Road Press
Year: 2007 (paperback)
Concepts: Capital resources, Great Depression, economic development
Review: "T," a Model-T Ford, begins his life's journey in 1920 or 1921. As he changes hands through his life, he narrates what is going on in the country from the early days of automobiles to the Great Depression through World War II to the present. Throughout his life, "T" meets some famous and infamous people. During his "lifetime," he is the car of a family doctor, a family car, a delivery car for a grocer, a race car, in a demolition derby and much more. This book teaches about not only capital resources ("T" himself) but is also a good vehicle for teaching point of view and voice.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children