Children of the Dust Bowl
The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
ISBN10: 0517880946 ISBN13: 9780517880944 Publisher: Yearling Books Published: Jul 1 1993 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 8.00" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
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.