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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.12619

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.

Hardcover, 80 pages
Published on October 8, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0547815506
ISBN-13: 9780547815503
2 Book Reviews
  • tickytorts
    tickytortsMonday, July 27, 2015 at 11:28 am55 stars
    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.
    • mrsausmus
      Teresa AusmusSunday, February 16, 2014 at 8:40 am
      So fascinating, heartbreaking and yet inspiring!