Ken Burns' Dust Bowl special recently captured viewers' imaginations. From Burns to Steinbeck to Harper Lee, American artists have created works that paint a searing picture of some of the most troubling eras in our history.
Rain: A Dust Bowl Story, set in the same era as the Burns film, gives voice to the struggle of Americans to survive the devastating black storms, as well as the shock of economic crash familiar to many families today. Small slice-of-life episodes show a young farm couple, their son, and their friends fighting to hold on to their self-respect and make sense of what happens when history deals a blow. The interactive website is free, and the author responds to all comments by students and readers.
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