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Children in the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

Written by Jerry Stanley

  • 1993 Orbis Pictus Award Winner

Illus. with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children of Dust Bowl migrant laborers went without school--until Superintendent Leo Hart and 50 Okie kids built their own school in a nearby field.


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