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This is the compelling story of the "Okie" migration to California and of the construction and life of a remarkable school at a farm workers' camp. This memorable book provides a glimpse of a neglected period of American history and tells a story of prejudice being transformed into acceptance and despair into hope.

©1992 Jerry Stanley (P)2013 AudioGO

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Couldn't this concept be used today?

Use retired local professionals knowledgeable in landscaping, wood repairs, replacing broken windows, etc and you are half the way there! Get them to volunteer as well as kids in the neighborhood and stand backl

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Loved it!

Excellent story for the whole family. It’s short but very powerful. Let’s not let history repeat itself and give every child an equal chance to love and education.

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A Must Read! Wonderful story!

Loved this story. Was skeptible at firs, yet from the start of the story I was hooked. Even my children were hooked. We had to listen to the whole thing in one sitting. It is now a "must have" in our family library!

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  • 07-23-19

Amazing! Must read!

Loved it. An amazing story of the heart and determination of youth in the face of adversity. True meaning of what education should be.

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Enlightening

Story of a principle that teaches dust bowl children and has a big impact on there lives. most of the children become very successful individuals in our society. Worth a listen to get a feel for the times and learn that not all people in the 1930's discriminated.

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An interesting little story from the Dust Bowl

Quick little book. It lacks in a lot of detail. It, perhaps too, is lacking in any critical analysis of the subject. The story has in an interesting connection to Steinbeck and the Grapes of Wrath. It is interesting to see what one man, given enough authority, and with enough will, can do, despite the great obstacles but in the way. This is also a reminder of a more shameful part of California's past.