Dust Bowl Diary

By Ann Marie Low

Taken from the diary of a young girl, this true-life account of the dust bowl is heart wrenching. The detailed, often humorous account is painful is its description of the ravaged land. One unusual insight that makes the book very relevant today is the description of government ineptitude and callous disregard for the damage done to human life. The timeliness of that connection makes this era come to life in a way that would be challenging were it not for recent events. This book would be an excellent accompaniment for classes reading the Grapes of Wrath or studying the dust bowl years in American history.

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