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The Great American Dust Bowl - Don Brown
The Great American Dust Bowl
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547815503 (0547815506)
ASIN: 547815506
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 The Great American Dust Bowl
Don Brown does it again! He took a piece of history and made it come alive inside this graphic novel. With glossy illustrations highlighting the dust and the grime that covered the countryside, I learned quite a bit about the American Dust Bowl. I have read other novels about this time period but th...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0
A brilliant, dramatic, graphic chronicle of America's worst environmental catastrophe.
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