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Children of the Dust.

Children of the Dust

Betty Grant Henshaw

Texas Tech University Press

PO Box 41037, Lubbock, TX 79409-1037

9780896726314, $22.95, www.ttup.ttu.edu

The dust bowl was a harsh time, when even finding the backbreaking work needed to eke out a living was hard. "Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story" is author Betty Grant Henshaw's reflections on her life growing up in this difficult environment, under a father who had to toil long hours in the boiling sun every day, for a pittance of a wage, just so she could eat. A touching story of adolescence in the crux of adversity, "Children of the Dust" is a great read, and effectively a window into the tough times of yesteryear.
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Date:Aug 1, 2008
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