Nonfiction Books Dust Bowl, The (20)

Dust Bowl, The (20)

Dust Bowl, The (20)
Item No. GS7061
ISBN-13 978-1-5382-4873-7
Format Library Binding
Subject Nonfiction High-Lo U.S. History 20th Century Dust Bowl Environment Life Science
# of Pages 32
Size 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"
Author Roesser, Marie
Reading Interest 2,3,4,5,6
Series A Look at U.S. History: Set 3
Publisher Gareth Stevens
Date Published 2020
Dewey Decimal 978/.032--dc23
Guided Reading Level K
 
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Most people have at least seen a snowstorm on television, but imagine a storm of dust instead of snow. These were called "black blizzards" in the Dust Bowl, which was the name for the Great Plains of the United States during the 1930s. Readers will learn what transformed green farmland and lush grassland into a disaster area, forcing thousands to leave, and finally how the land was restored. Stunning photographs reflect the conditions, while Make the Grade fact boxes offer more information about this significant period in American history.