Book Reviews of Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Children of the Dust Bowl The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Author: Jerry Stanley
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ISBN-13: 9780517880944
ISBN-10: 0517880946
Publication Date: 7/13/1993
Pages: 96
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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4.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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An excellent book about one of those little known spots in American history which should be better known. Lots of black and white photos.
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We don't often think of discrimination being directed against whites in the United States, but that was the case for many "Okies" who migrated to California in the 1920s and 30s. In the community of Weedpatch, CA--a small farm town near Bakersfield--the children of the white migrant farmworkers were not allowed to attend school with the other children in the community.

This book tells the story of the man who fought the community and the powers that be in order to start a school for these kids to make sure they got a decent education. His achievements exceeded his ambitions, as the school was a well deserved success. Many of the students went on to greater things, something that would have been hard to imagine before.

"Children of the Dust Bowl" was written for kids, but anyone interested in this unique time in our country's history would enjoy it.