Fires in the Wilderness – It’s the Great Depression, and times are hard. Children are starving. Families are scraping by on government handouts and the kindness of strangers. There is no work to be had and no money to be earned. Teenager Jarek Sokolowski and his brother take action to save their loved ones they apply for jobs in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Through their work and struggles, the Civilian Conservation Corps boys from Grand Rapids, Michigan learn hard lessons about life and the importance of character, teamwork, and leadership. Fires in the Wilderness is an inspiring story that provides readers with a peek into the past through the eyes of an immigrant boy.