The Great American Dust Bowl

ISBN-10: 0547815506
ISBN-13: 9780547815503
Author: Brown, Don
Illustrated by: Brown, Don
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: October 2013

Copyright: 2013

Page Count: 80

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: GN860L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences *

A speck of dust is a tiny thing. In fact, five of them could fit into the period at the end of this sentence. On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up millions upon millions of these specks of dust to form a duster-a savage storm-on America's high southern plains. The sky turned black, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars, trains derailed, and electricity coursed through the air. Sand and dirt fell like snow-people got lost in the gloom and suffocated . . . and that was just the beginning. ..