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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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD HES

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

Summary: Horton is a the lovable elephant who tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust. It seems that he is the only one who can hear the tiny people of the tiny planet.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HOR RATED G

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV HOR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: J DVD Movie Horton 2008

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

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

Egan, Timothy.

Summary: The Dust Storms that terrorized America's High plains in the darkest years of the depression were like nothing ever seen before. Droughts and hard times for people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 978 EGA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.03 EGA

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

Egan, Timothy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 978.03 EGA

Reis, Ronald A.

Summary: Housewives hung wet sheets and blankets over windows, struggling to seal every crack with gummed paper strips. A man avoided shaking hands, lest the static electricity gathered from a dust storm knock his greeter flat. Children's tears turned to mud. Horses chewed feed filled with dust particles that sandpapered their gums raw. Dead cattle, when pried open, were filled with pounds of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.032 REI

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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Hevron, Amy

Summary: A lonely dust bunny tries to make friends with passing creatures with no success, until a broom sweeps him under the bed and he finds more friends like him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2019

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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 Fiction, 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

Hannah, Kristin

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods. The crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli, like so many of her neighbors, must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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Johnson, Terry Lynn

Summary: Separated from their group during a sixth-graders geocaching trip, Jen Chiu and her mortal enemy, Martin Diaz, are caught in a dust storm in the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Includes survival tips.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED JOH

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED JOH

Guthrie, Woody

Summary: The only finished novel from the legendary American folk singer portrays life in Dust Bowl America with the story of Tike and Ella May Hamil, who struggle to plant roots in the arid land of the Texas Panhandle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUT

Hamby, Chris

Summary: Uncovers the sobering resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, the cover-up activities of the coal mining industry, and the awareness activities of regional mining communities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.11 HAM

Peters, Rick.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Pub. 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 684.08 PET

Phelan, Matt.

Summary: In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: local bullies, his father's failed expectations, a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he also has to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl, including rising tensions in his small town and the spread of a shadowy illness. Certainly a case of "dust dementia" would explain who (or what) Jack has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 Phelan 2011

Thomas, Jan

Summary: Dust bunnies who enjoy rhyming games and a boisterous cat who likes to chase and grab learn how to play together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Preschool Thomas 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE THO

Brown, Sandra

Summary: In a time of drought and economic depression in 1934, Ella Barron runs her boardinghouse in Texas while caring for her son, Solly, and responds to the calm influence of one of her boarders, David Rainwater, while facing the tension and uncertainty around her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC BRO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Brown 2009

Hannah, Kristin

21 holds on 46 copies

Summary: "From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras-the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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