Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards

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Scholastic, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
34 Reviews
Fourteen-year-old Katelan Janke writes this exciting and harrowing tale of Grace Edwards and her family's struggle to survive the dangers and despair of the American Dust Bowl.

In fourteen-year-old Katelan Janke's first Dear America book, we meet Grace Edwards, a little girl growing up in the heart of the Texas panhandle, in the midst of the Dust Bowl. Fierce, dust-filled winds ravage the plains and threaten the town's agricultural livelihood, creating poverty and despair among Grace's neighbors. Will her family's farm survive?

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Review: Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards (Dear America)

User Review  - Aleisa - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It's hard to believe the author was only 14. It made a perfect companion for Out of the Dust--which is what I was hoping for (for a Thematic Unit I'm compiling for my YA Lit class). My daughter thinks I'm obsessed with the dust bowl. Read full review

Review: Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards (Dear America)

User Review  - Kelsey Hanson - Goodreads

The fact that this book was written by a sixteen year old shows that she does have some talent. But this wasn't my absolute favorite Dear America book. It was pretty slow paced and the characters were ... Read full review

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