Remember Me

Children of the Dust Bowl : The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11 
85 p.  
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ISBN 9780517880944
Publisher Summary
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.

Describes the plight of the migrant workers from the Dust Bowl in California during the Depression who were forced to live in a federal labor camp and discusses the school that was built for their children
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