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

by Jerry Stanley Paperback
Item Number P2990
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Product Information

  • AR Level6.8
  • AR Quiz Number6660
  • AR Quiz Points2
  • AuthorJerry Stanley
  • Guided Reading LevelY
  • Page Count96
  • ISBN100517880946
  • ISBN139780517880944
  • PublisherRandom House Children's Books
  • Year Published1993
  • Grade Level3 - 7
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectNatural disasters
    History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
    Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's/YA)
    History of the Americas
    Local history
  • Lexile Level1120
  • ImprintCrown Books For Young Readers

Product Description

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."

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