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- DescriptionThe 1930s Dust Bowl was the greatest ecological tragedy in the United States. Through a combination of drought and fierce winds, America's Great Plains were left bare. In a series of sixteen narrative profiles, the author brings to life the voices of this time period. The characters who symbolize common residents of the Great American Desert, include a teacher protecting her class from a black roller, a nurse treating patients with dust pneumonia, and a nine-year-old girl who has never seen rain. Dated entries appear chrologically and depict outlaw Bonnie Parker and photographer Dorthea Lange, among other figures of the era. In the back of the book, a historical te gives a thorough overview of the Dust Bowl's national impact on population growth, healthcare, and the government. A glossary explains terms such as Hooverville and Civilian Conservation Corps. An educational resource, this illustrated history conveys the full effect of this disastrous decade.
- Author(s)Sherry Garland
- PublisherPelican Publishing Company
- Date of Publication01/03/2012
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Series TitleVoices of History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPelican Publishing Company
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight440 g
- Width275 mm
- Height249 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Illustrator(s)Judith Hierstein
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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