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An enjoyable read from the eyes of a child. She has great memory of life in this very difficult time.
I thought the story was humbling when I compare her hard life with mine It was a good history lesson. Dec 16, julie goss rated it it was amazing. Would you be this strong?
I thought the courage of this woman to write and share her story was amazing. She shared her life ,thoughts and insights in a very clear and thought provoking story. Jan 26, Carolyn rated it really liked it. Very good read. This book would make a good teacher read for students. It was very factual and you get a real feel for what the depression was like. An informative and well written narrative. Set in 19s rural America, Dirty Days tells the story of a young girl coming of age during the Great Depression - a time of extreme poverty and hardship.
Horrible dust storms and the daily struggle to keep the dirt and dust from drinking water, bedding, dishes, and furniture bring the details of day-to-day life into vivid reality. The portrayal of the strife faced by so many because of extreme poverty, foreclosures, hunger, and measly possessions strikes at one 19s very heart. What made this Set in 19s rural America, Dirty Days tells the story of a young girl coming of age during the Great Depression - a time of extreme poverty and hardship. What made this novel so poignant is that the author based it upon her own firsthand experiences as she and her family grappled to survive.
With the addition of fictional characters, she brings to life the hardships faced by farmers who literally watched their livelihood blow away with their topsoil when the winds howled. Norma Welty gives voice to an era of American history so that our children and grandchildren can understand all that helped shape our history.
It is a stark reminder that despite this fast-paced, technological era that we currently live in, our elders faced what seemed like insurmountable strife to provide for their family and future generations. Brava Norma Welty for taking the time to imprint your story on the minds and hearts of our youth. Apr 17, Paula rated it really liked it Shelves: american-history , autobiography-and-memoirs , location-west , quick-reads , true-story. I was disappointed that the book ended. I wanted more. I was disappointed that the end of the book was rushed. I wanted to know more.
The story is about a family moving from Arkansas to Oklahoma. A coming of age story in the s in the southwest America. During the dust storm. Multiple dust storms. Learn more - opens in a new window or tab Any international postage and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Learn more - opens in a new window or tab International postage paid to Pitney Bowes Inc.
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See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions - opens in a new window or tab Read more about the condition. About this product. Fiction Non-Fiction Other. Sign Up. The best way to contact us is directly through the EBay Messages system. With their money safely tucked away in a mattress, the Dowdens feel hopeful as they pass through Oklahoma City. But their hopes for an improved life disintegrate a hundred miles further west when a dust storm swirls dangerously around their truck.
Forced to take shelter inside a dingy cafe with a band of quirky strangers, the Dowdens soon realize that life in Oklahoma may not be as easy as they had hoped. After the family finally settles in their two-room workers' shanty, one hardship piles up after another as they battle spider bites, rancid water, strange rashes, loneliness, and death.
Left with no choice but to bravely persevere through the never-ending drought and dust, Molly and her family soon discover a fortitude they never knew they had. In this historical tale based on true events, a young girl embarks on a coming-ofage journey where she and her loved ones must nobly fight to survive the Great Depression and the Oklahoma Dust Bowl.
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