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Children of the Dust.

Children of the Dust

Betty Grant Henshaw, author

Sandra Scofield, editor

Texas Tech University Press

PO Box 41037, Lubbock, TX 79409-1037

9780896726314, $22.95 1-800-832-4042

A finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award, Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story is the personal memoir of author Betty Grant Henshaw, who was born into a large family of tenant farmers in Oklahoma during the terrible time of the Dust Bowl. Her father, Bill, worked himself to exhaustion striving to provide for his wife and nine children; eventually his family had to migrate to California, where he worked in the fields in hundred-degree heat. Yet he instilled respect for hard work in his children, and kept family solidarity through trying times. Highly recommended as a powerful and profound story of salt-of-the-earth people proudly doing their best to survive.
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Date:Jul 1, 2008
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