Children of the Dust Bowl

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Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Author: Stanley, Jerry
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 1930–1936
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: Great Depression, Dust Bowl
Genre: Non Fiction
Reading Age: Middle Grade
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2016

American History > Modern Age > The Great Depression

Illus. with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children of Dust Bowl migrant laborers went without school--until Superintendent Leo Hart and 50 Okie kids built their own school in a nearby field.

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