The Great American Dust Bowl

The Great American Dust Bowl

Graphic Novel - 2013
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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 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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780547815503
0547815506
9781328740878
1328740870
Branch Call Number: YGN 978 Br
Characteristics: 80 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm

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JCLHelenH Jan 12, 2017

I learned so much I didn't know in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel.

ArapahoeLesley Nov 23, 2016

A great little historical graphic about the dust bowl. Very informative... I probably got just as much out of these 80 pages as I did out of a whole book I read on the subject!

JCLAllisonD Nov 15, 2016

This non-fiction graphic novel does just what I have come to love about this format. It was engaging and gave me just enough information that I want to learn more. And, because of the extensive bibliography, I have no excuse.

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joshua7279
Oct 09, 2016

I liked this one quite a bit. It was a interesting (and every approachable)way to learn about the history of the dust bowl and the factors that lead to its inevitable occurrence. I love the new trend of graphic novels for more educational nonfiction topics. They are a great way to get kids and young adults (or even reluctant adults) both into the genera of history and the medium of graphic novels. And this one is a great example of this new trend. I'd recommend it to anyone with even a little interest in the history of the dust bowl, regardless of age

A speck of dust is a tiny thing but when billions and billions are being blown by a fierce wind, the sky turns black, and people get lost in the darkness, and they suffocate. The Dust Bowl in the 1930’s was America’s most catastrophic natural event, and we have not yet fully recovered from it. Graphic novel format.

A speck of dust is a tiny thing but when billions and billions are being blown by a fierce wind, the sky turns black, and people get lost in the darkness, and they suffocate. The Dust Bowl in the 1930’s was America’s most catastrophic natural event, and we have not yet fully recovered from it. Graphic novel format.

BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

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A graphic novel exploration of how the Dust Bowl was created and how it affected the economy, the land, and the people.
- Andrea Lipinski

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