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Wanted:  Famous Faces of the 1930's

Sprinkled throughout the book But, Not Buddy are references to famous AND notorious people from the first part of the century.  Just who are these people?  Write a short statement about the person on the worksheet prvided.


John Dillinger (17)

Paul Robeson (29)

J. Edgar Hoover (35)

Pretty Boy Floyd (37) 

The Real McCoy (37)

Baby Face Nelson (106)

Dorothy Dandridge (112)

Machine Gun Kelly (133) image

Al Capone (136)

Blind Lemon Jefferson (164)


Writing Prompt

Choose one of the famous/infamous persons above to study more about.  Use the online databases available to you from the MPS library (or your own district's library) to gather more information about your famous person.  You should have at least three sources to cite.


Writing Prompt:

The Americam National Honor Society needs your help to honor famous faces of the 1930's.  Your job is to persuade/convince the ANHS that the person you chose deserves the "The Most Famous/Infamous Person of the 1930's Award."  You should write a four-paragraph essay that is persuasive and convincing.


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