Children of the Dust Bowl : the true story of the school at Weedpatch Camp
by Stanley, Jerry, 1941-
|Format:||Print Book 1992|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies|
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. "The story is inspiring, and Stanley has recorded the details with passion and dignity. An excellent curriculum item."--(starred) Booklist.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Children of migrant laborers
-- 20th century
-- Juvenile literature.
Droughts -- Southwestern States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Great Plains -- Juvenile literature.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Southwestern States -- Juvenile literature.
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 -- Juvenile literature.
Migrant labor -- California.
Depressions -- 1929.
|Publisher|| New York :Crown,1992
85 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-80) and index.
0517587823 (lib. bdg.) :