Children of the Dust Bowl

The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

By Jerry Stanley

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Habibatou

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Habibatou Diabate Children of the Dust Bowl

(It6,9)Yes the author presented allot of information Yes it is irrelevant because if i had never read this book i wouldn't know how it feels to be in their position.Just from the pictures i learned allot!first when i seen this book it made me think that this is like the great depression!but i was wrong its not!its about people not having jobs and migrating to florida!

Why if this happen again? why they choose Florida ?maybe because they had allot of jobs Did this happen in long period time?Did people die during the 6 month road to Florida? Did they even try to make more jobs?

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Habibatou Diabate Children of the Dust Bowl

(IT8,9)-Yea they was photographs showing me the difference between how people thrive to eating and making money,It showed me that us people who is living now never had a chance to experience this,The pictures had pic of children and family members driving to Florida.Then there's this other picture that i really like,It was a picture of 4 lil kids on the roads asking for money,This made me realize that we should be happy of what we had and not take things for granted.

Would this happen again? Is there a chance of it happening again? What happen at the end? What made the dust bowl end?

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Habibatou Diabate Children of the Dust Bowl

(It,8)-Yess there was photographs ,One of the photographs One of the photos in page 13,Made me think allot us people bragging about the stuffs we had,But people during the dust bowl suffered allot yo find jobs,Selling there things,For trucks to go to California!The second picture is on page 19, This made me think that the people of america don't help the poor that's WRONG,they human- beins just like all of us,Why they treated different ?Because they don't got money?Us Americans need to come together as one and show the other country were different!People stopping in streets after seven months to relax! THAT'S NOT THE WAY TO GO.

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hanann walton Children of the Dust Bowl

(IT1) - The central theme of the book is to overcoming people,being proud, and learn hard work. The central idea is to help the "Okies" become proud and teach the other people they are just as human as anyone else. Author tries to convince the reader that the "Okies" really went through a lot and they can do anything they put there mind to. Basically anyone could do anything they put there mind to. He gives the information in chronological order. The way the book is written it displays how the "Okies" started out poor looking for a new home and being judged and not accepted by society to being proud of who they are and showing people they are just as equal as anyone else. The author tries to convince the reader through out the text.

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hanann walton finished reading Children of the Dust Bowl

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hanann walton Children of the Dust Bowl

(IT5,7) - I learned a lot about the dust bowl. I learned that a lot of people lived depending on their farm crops, and when the dust bowl started happening people started becoming poor. In addition they thought they could find better living in California, but when they got there thing were kind of the same as in Oklahoma for a while. People still were poor and couldn't find jobs. I can tell the information given is accurate, because the author uses good evidence, and data. I can apply this issue to a problem in today's world. People are having hard times getting jobs and a lot of things rates are going up. The word ''okies'' catches my attention because i know how white people didn't look at black people as humans during times like this. On the other hand the white people from California look at the white people from Oklahoma as non humans and that catches my attention a lot. It catches my attention because it's really interesting how they look at everyone they think that's not on their level as non-human. It kind of irritates me because it isn't fair and i don't like how they treated other people. I determined what they meant by how much they used foul, disrespectful rude words that made people from Oklahoma cry and feel like they weren't human, but that didn't stop them.

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hanann walton Children of the Dust Bowl

(IT2,3) - I can identify and tell the differences between the facts and opinions. I know this because the book talks about how bad the okies were treated and why people thought they shouldn't be treated equally. In addition that was the controversy back then, so of course the ''Okies" stated there opinions about how the feel and the Californians made it known how they feel through rude remarks. All of this falls under opinions. I know when im reading a fact because it is supported by data. Such as date,name,time etc... In addition i know the facts because the book talks about what happend during this time. The author did weave opinions and facts throughout the book. For example the author states that Mr.Hart built a school for the ''Okies" that is a fact. However the author does state that ''Okies are scums" that is a clear opinion. The data and satistics supports the author's view by giving various examples to support the book. In addition it supports the author's view by helping you see what the majority of people thought and felt about this problem.

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