The Great American Dust Bowl

The Great American Dust Bowl

By Don Brown

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A speck of dust is a tiny thing. In fact, five of them could fit into the period at the end of this sentence.

On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up millions upon millions of these specks of dust to form a duster—a savage storm—on America's high southern plains.

The sky turned black, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars, trains derailed, and electricity coursed through the air. Sand and dirt fell like snow—people got lost in the gloom and suffocated . . . and that was just the beginning.

Don Brown brings the Dirty Thirties to life with kinetic, highly saturated, and lively artwork in this graphic novel of one of America's most catastrophic natural events: the Dust Bowl.

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9781328740878
ISBN-10: 1328740870
Published on 10/10/2017
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 80

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This book is important to know because of how dust bowls occurred in some states. There was no water for a long time while it happened. Read this book to find out how this all happened! I like this book because it tells about dust bowls and the dust bowl is a type of storm and I like storms and I like reading about how it happened.

So fascinating, heartbreaking and yet inspiring!