The Great American Dust Bowl

The Great American Dust Bowl

by Don Brown


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“A complete visual package.” —Booklist, starred review

On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up millions upon millions 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 lively artwork in this graphic novel of one of America's most catastrophic natural events: the Dust Bowl.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328740878
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 133,130
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Don Brown is an award-winning author and illustrator of two dozen books. Using resonant storytelling and evocative art, Don shares with his readers the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. The Washington Post, The New York Times, School Library Journal, the Horn Book, and the New York Public Library, among others, have celebrated Don’s books. His work has been called pacesetting, carefully crafted, compassionate, and forthright. He lives in New York with his family.

Read an Excerpt

On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up Billions upon Billions of specks of dust to form a savage storm on America’s plains. Panicked birds and rabbits fled. The temperature plummeted fifty degrees. Electricity coursed through the air. Frightened people raced to the nearest shelter. But The story of the Black Sunday monster started much, much earlier . . .

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