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The Great American Dust Bowl

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.

Book Don Brown History 2013
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The Great American Dust Bowl simplifies the story of one of the United States' biggest ecological disasters, without robbing it of its historical and continuing significance. Author-illustrator Don Brown clearly presents the geological, meteorological, and ecological factors behind the drought and Dust Bowl.

The illustrations contain a touch of whimsy that prevents the material from becoming too depressing. The book is a quick, enjoyable chronicle of a disastrous era in American history.

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