Outstanding, Intermediate, Don Brown, American History, Dust Bowl, Drought, Graphic Novel
The settlers of the Great Plains replaced the naturally occurring grasses with wheat. When a drought struck the plains the wheat couldn't hold the soil together and it got swept up into great dust storms that darkened the sky, suffocated animals, and even derailed trains.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Great American Dust Bowl,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38
, Article 41.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss7/41