Full of Beans just received The 2017 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! The New Dealers came to a dilapidated Key West to help make it a spectacular tourist attraction. Students will learn what The Great Depression was and how children and adults were affected by it. Beans, the main character in this book made choices, either good or bad, to help make money for his mom during this trying time. This study guide will help students comprehend and critically think about the events and choices Beans makes in this story. I have offered a variety of differentiated activities at the end of the packet that will appeal to the interests of a diversity of students.