Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

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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.--from the publisher

85 pages 978-0517880944 Ages 8-12

 

Book Pairing:  Pair this book with OUT OF THE DUST by Karen Hesse  (Contributed by Dr. Patricia Stohr-Hunt, University of Richmond, VA USA)

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