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

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Describes the plight of the migrant workers who traveled from the Dust Bowl to California during the Depression and were forced to live in a federal labor camp and discusses the school that was built for their children.

TRC audience: 
Elementary (K-5)
High School (9-12)
Middle School (6-8)
TRC subject: 
20th Century (1900-1945)
Multicultural Topics
Photography
TRC format: 
Book