6.2 Children of the Dust Bowl 4-Pack
This title is a student novel for the 6.1 Read-Aloud Teacher's Guide-Historical Nonfiction, Children of the Dust Bowl, one of three read-aloud units for sixth grade in the Read Side by Side Reading Program! Each student will need their own copy and will follow along as the teacher reads aloud.
The book Children of the Dust Bowl, by Jerry Stanley, is a gripping story of the migration of people from the panhandle to California during the Great Depression. Students will think about the push and pull factors that cause people to move.
Blurb: Children of the Dust Bowl is the compelling story of the “Okie” migration to California of the 1930’s and of the construction and life of a remarkable school at a farm workers’ camp there. Told largely in the words of the migrants themselves, and generously illustrated with period photographs, this memorable book provides a glimpse of a neglected period of American history and tells a story of prejudice being transformed into acceptance and despair into hope.
Lexile Level: 1120
Page Count: 96