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Author Blake, Kevin.

Title Sick soil : the Dust Bowl / Kevin Blake.

Imprint New York, NY : Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated, [2018].


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS Jumpstart Non-Fiction  973.9 BLAKE    ---  Available
Description 32 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm
Summary On April 14, 1935 in Boise City, Oklahoma, the sky turned black as a massive, swirling cloud of dust engulfed the city. "It got so dark that you couldn't see your hand before your face," remembered one farmer. Blinded drivers drove their cars off the side of the road. Terrified cows spun in circles. People covered their faces, gasping for breath. This was one of many dark days during the Dust Bowl. Sick Soil: The Dust Bowltraces the tragic story of the devastating dust storms that swept across the Midwest in the 1930s as a result of over-farming and drought. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.
Audience 3456 Childrens Plus, Inc.
900 Lexile.
T Fountas and Pinnell.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR RL 5.5 0.5 191305 PCMS.
Subject Agriculture -- History -- 20th century -- Great Plains.
Droughts -- History -- 20th century -- Great Plains.
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939.
Great Plains -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 1684022231

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