Out of the Dust Scholastic Gold

Out of the Dust  Scholastic Gold
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545517126

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Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Children Of The Dust

Children Of The Dust
Author: Louise Lawrence
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-01-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781446430781

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A powerful post-nuclear holocaust novel described by the author as, 'my cry against the monstrous weapons men have made'. Everyone thought, when the alarm bell rang, that it was just another fire practice. But the first bombs had fallen on Hamburg and Leningrad, the headmaster said, and a full-scale nuclear attack was imminent . . . It's a real-life nightmare. Sarah and her family have to stay cooped up in the tightly-sealed kitchen for days on end, dreading the inevitable radioactive fall-out and the subsequent slow, torturous death, which seems almost preferable to surviving in a grey, dead world, choked by dust. But then, from out of the dust and the ruins and the desolation, comes new life, a new future, and a whole brave new world...

Children of the Dust Bowl The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

Children of the Dust Bowl  The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Author: Jerry Stanley
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-11-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780307792471

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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.

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Janice Mirikitani
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-31
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780824847944

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Out of the Dust is a collection of new poems by activist, leader, poet, and editor Janice Mirikitani. After being named San Francisco’s second Poet Laureate in 2000, this fifth book of poems from Mirikitani was written in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Drawing from her own background as a Sansei (third generation) Japanese American, Mirikitani reflects on the many ways we connect through the dust and our ability to rise and renew ourselves from this place. From the dust of the World Trade Center in New York to the retaliatory ashes of the dead in America’s war in Afghanistan, the poems in this volume seek to explicate the connections of our humanity to the reactionary profiling of people of Middle Eastern descent and different ethnicities, comparing these choices to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Mirikitani’s poems cover topics about rape, incest, the continued struggle for justice and economic equality, and the poet’s experiences throughout her 50-year career at Glide Foundation and Church in San Francisco, where she has helped to create groundbreaking programs for the poor, women and children, and those who are healing from sexual assault, violence and abuse. Though constructed from a depth of experiences with struggle, these poems also erupt in celebration of marriage, daughters, and the discovery of self through diversity.

Reapers of the Dust

Reapers of the Dust
Author: Lois Phillips Hudson
Publsiher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Total Pages: 173
Release: 1984
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0873511778

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Lois Phillips Hudson is recognized as a major chronicler of America's agricultural heartland during the grim years of the Great Depression. Reapers of the Dust, now reprinted for a new generation of readers, vividly evokes that difficult time. From Hudson's childhood in North Dakota spring these unusual, moving stories of simple, joyful days, of continuing battles with hostile elements, and of a family's new life as migrant workers on the West Coast. “Hudson writes with grace and beauty and an abiding understanding of the meaning of those bitter, tragic years.”—Chicago Tribune “These tales are to 'discomfit civilization,' in the tradition of personal accounts of the settling of the West by such writers as Mari Sandoz, Wallace Stegner, and Walter Van Tilburg Clark.”—The Nation

Till the Dust Settles

Till the Dust Settles
Author: Pat Young
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-07-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781913682095

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“An enthralling narrative of shifting identity juxtaposed with New York in crisis…a wickedly unnerving thriller.”—Caro Ramsay, author of Absolution Lucie married young. Her husband has become abusive, controlling and violent. Having lost everything as a result of the marriage, Lucie decides it is time to walk away. As she leaves the house on the morning of September 11, heading to a job interview at the World Trade Center and the promise of a new life, the unthinkable happens. On a street in New York, choking on the dust, Lucie stumbles upon an unexpected opportunity to start anew. She thought the grass would be greener, but beginning again is never that simple. And what lies ahead may be even more deadly than what she left behind…

What Comes with the Dust

What Comes with the Dust
Author: Gharbi M. Mustafa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-06-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781628729498

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As The Kite Runner and The Swallows of Kabuldid for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, this slim, profound novel illuminates the plight of those living under the Islamic State as well as the spirit of the Yazidi people. Today is Nazo’s wedding. Today she will set herself on fire. Nazo Heydo has drenched herself in kerosene and is ready to light the match in order to avoid marrying the Syrian elder who bought her from Islamic State officials. Her forced marriage is just the latest horror in a journey that began when ISIS fighters surrounded her peaceful village, demanding spoils and the Yazidis’ conversion to Islam. Rebuffed, they took away her father, brothers, and the love of her life in their pickup trucks with the other village men. The women and children they enslaved and separated, transporting the younger women to be trafficked for the pleasure of their soldiers or sold for money. Only Nazo’s wits and daring have saved her from further abuse or death, yet each escape leads to some new horror. Meanwhile, in a parallel narrative, Soz, another young Yazidi, flees her family’s farm when she sees the black-flagged pickups approach. She manages to reach Mount Sinjar, where she joins the Yazidi fighters who have allied with the Kurdish Peshmerga. Her journey will lead back to her homeland to do battle against ISIS. What Comes with the Dust is a powerful novel about genocide and the will to survive as well as a testament to struggles of the Yazidi people.

Voices of the Dust Bowl

Voices of the Dust Bowl
Author: Sherry Garland
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2012-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1589809645

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Voices from those who lived through the largest environmental catastrophe in American history. From 1931 to 1940, a combination of drought and soil erosion destroyed the fragile ecology and economy of the Great Plains. Evocative illustrations accompany poignant testimonies, including those of a farmer's wife, a banker, and a child who had never seen rain, to provide an emotionally charged account.