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Voices of the Dust Bowl

 
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by Sherry Garland
illustrated by Judith Hierstein


From 1931 to 1940, a prolonged drought on the Great Plains brought disaster to countless Americans, particularly in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. This beautifully illustrated history for young readers offers a sweeping view of the catastrophe and its consequences, told through first–person accounts of typical participants. You'll hear from a Kansas farmer; a couple picnicking on “Black Sunday”; desperate Oklahomans; and other effected states. A historical note at the end of the book provides more information about this tragic time, while a glossary expounds on the language of the period.

JUVENILE BOOK, Accelerated Reader, INTERMEDIATE-up.

40 pages, 10.5 x 9.5 inches, hardcover