The Dirty Days
A Young Girl's Journey to and From the Oklahoma Dust BowlBook - 2012
It is 1933. As a beat-up truck travels down a road away from Arkansas, seven-year-old Molly May Dowden can only hope a better future awaits her parents in Thistleway, Oklahoma. They have no idea what is about to come. 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.
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, c2012
Characteristics: x, 223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm