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Durbin, William

Summary: Thirteen-year-old C.J. records in a journal the conditions of the Dust Bowl that cause the Jackson family to leave their farm in Oklahoma and make the difficult journey to California, where they find a harsh life as migrant workers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DUR

Dallas, Sandra

Summary: In 1933, when twelve-year-old Hallie Turner and her brothers, Tom and Benny, take to the road seeking whatever work they can get, they find kindness in small-town Kansas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAL

Hesse, Karen.

Summary: During the Great Depression, fourteen-year-old Billie Jo must endure heartwrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. She and her parents struggle to keep their Oklahoma farm running as a drought and devastating dust storms take a toil on both the land and the family. In this midst of this turmoil, a tragic household accident badly injures both Billie Jo and her mother. The quiet...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 1998

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Moss, Marissa.

Summary: Rose keeps a journal of her family's difficult times on their farm during the days of the Dust Bowl in 1935.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Whistle/Harcourt 2001

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MOS

Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "The events surrounding the Dust Bowl did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 45th Parallel Press/Cherry Lake Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 LOH

Brown, Don

Summary: A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: J 978.032 BRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC BRO

Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DUS

Langston-George, Rebecca

Summary: "Uses primary sources to tell the story of the Dust Bowl"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 LAN

Finkbeiner, Susie

Summary: "Pearl Spence has been through more in her young life than most folks could handle. But through it all, her family has been by her side. They may not be perfect, but they love her and they all love each other, come what may. That's one thing Pearl no longer questions. But the end of her beautiful day signals the beginning of the end of her secure life. Now her family is fleeing their Oklahoma...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kregel Publications 2017

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Loewenstein, Laurie

Summary: "When a rainmaker is bludgeoned to death in the pitch-blackness of a colossal dust storm, small-town sheriff Temple Jennings shoulders yet another burden in the hard times of the 1930s Dust Bowl."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kaylie Jones Books/Akashic Books 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: M LOE

Meadows, Rae

Summary: "Annie Bell can't escape the dust. It's in her hair, covering the windowsills, coating the animals in the barn, in the corners of her children's dry, cracked lips. It's 1934 and the Bell farm in Mulehead, Oklahoma is struggling as the earliest storms of The Dust Bowl descend. All around them the wheat harvests are drying out and people are packing up their belongings as storms lay waste to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MEA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MEA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Ficiton Meadows 2016