Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley audiobook

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

By Jerry Stanley
Read by Fred Sullivan

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482101720

  • ISBN: 9781624606090

Runtime: 1.39 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award, September 2013

This is the compelling story of the "Okie" migration to California and of the construction and life of a remarkable school at a farm workers' camp. This memorable book provides a glimpse of a neglected period of American history and tells a story of prejudice being transformed into acceptance and despair into hope.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A powerful account of a desperate time.” New York Times Book Review
“Fred Sullivan’s rich voice strikes the perfect balance of intimacy and authority as the mass migration to California during the Dust Bowl era gets renewed attention in this short audio. Stanley contrasts the poverty and despair of the migrants, many from Oklahoma, with the progress migrant children made at the innovative Weedpatch School, near Bakersfield. The story describes the school’s development and the useful skills children learned, including plumbing and animal husbandry. Sullivan’s natural style in delivering instructive quotations adds immediacy. While his pacing is perfect for engaging listeners of any age, the repeated use of an expletive in primary source quotations makes this performance more appropriate for teen listeners. Sullivan’s stellar performance complements Stanley’s captivating vignettes.” AudioFile
“Stanley’s text is a compelling document…The story is inspiring and disturbing, and Stanley has recorded the details with passion and dignity.” Booklist
“Poignant, vivid, and unforgettable.” Children’s Literature
“Lucid, dramatic, and splendidly inspiring.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jerry Stanley

Author Bio: Jerry Stanley

Jerry Stanley is the author of several highly praised books for young readers, including Children of the Dust Bowl, winner of the Orbis Pictus Award; I Am an American, an ALA Notable Book; and Hurry Freedom, a National Book Award nominee and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. He is a former professor of history at California State University–Bakersfield.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 1.39
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English