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


Baker & Taylor
Authentic photographs from the Dust Bowl era complement a history of the Weedpatch School, a school set up at an emergency farm labor camp, and describes the "Okie" families' journey west from camp to camp.

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the plight of the migrant workers who traveled from the Dust Bowl to California during the Depression and were forced to live in a federal labor camp and discusses the school that was built for their children

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the plight of the migrant workers who traveled from the Dust Bowl to California during the Depression and were forced to live in a federal labor camp and discusses the school that was built for their children.

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Random House, Inc.
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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