Read Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards by Katelan Janke Free Online
Book Title: Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards|
The author of the book: Katelan Janke
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.42 MB
Edition: Scholastic Inc.
Date of issue: November 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9780439215992
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Reader ratings: 6.1
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This teen wrote the events of dust bowl panhandle area Texas in her diary. It can be read in one sitting and is super simple language. She relates the weather conditions, her family's difficulties in keeping the dust out of the house (this was truly horrendous) and the crop and economics of the farmers, just like her father. She relates in detail the dust pneumonia realities and the death of children. One of them her sister's best friend. She takes part in the hospital placements and care for some of those afflicted.
It taught me a few facts that I knew from other "eyes" but this one was still worth the read.
Her family's past neighbors that moved to CA for work- their letters were filled with detail. And I thought it was something how respectful people were to get "a job". Even if the job entailed work where their kids who had little or no food were still not allowed to eat the fallen and rotting fruit on site during the workday. And the "help" sent by government? Buying your dying cow or pig?
Regardless, growing all that wheat for WWI took its toll. And burning wheat stub down before planting the same thing again! What a bitter lesson.
My brother experienced sand storms in Iraq and he has pictures. I can't imagine how awful that dark must have been. And is.
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