Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Great American Dust Bowl

The Great American Dust Bowl
The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Great American Dust Bowl is a work of superior quality by Don Brown. The graphic novel format with its well chosen illustrations and concise choice of text aids readers in understanding the causes leading up to the start of the Dust Bowl era, the science behind how a dust storm begins, and its resulting impact on life and land. Brown's bibliography and source notes provide good context for further research. This would pair nicely with Matt Phelan's "The Storm in the Barn", Karen Hesse's "Out of the Dust" and a selection of Woody Guthrie songs about the Dust Bowl era. Link to Woody Guthrie Curriculum resources for all content areas:

Other resources:

 Library of Congress: Voices from the Dust Bowl



  1. Hi Julee,

    Thank you for the pairing recommendations and curriculum links. I think I'll be using those in the near future. :)

    1. You are most welcome. I will definitely be purchasing this title for my school library.


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