Riney-Kehrberg’s new book for young readers is story of childhood on America’s farms

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Pamela Riney-Kehrberg has published a children’s book that will take young readers to American farms of more than a century ago. Riney-Kehrberg, professor and chair of history at Iowa State, has authored Always Plenty to Do – Growing Up on a Farm in the Long Ago.

The story of childhood on America’s farms in the late 19th and early 20th century, Always Plenty to Do is a journey back to America’s breadbasket. According to the publisher, Texas Tech University Press: "Fleshing out the contours of everyday life, it reveals what farm children saw, heard, smelled, tasted, and felt—and how they worked, played, and learned. Drawing upon rich primary sources from the Great Plains and Midwest, Riney-Kehrberg combines biography and historical narrative to invite young readers into the nation’s rural past." More