Karen Hesse has a great style to write about the problems of ordinary people throughout history. She describes the life of a Jewish girl immigrating to America in “Letters from Rifka” and now tells us about life during the Great Depression in the 1930s in the US. A children's version of “The Grapes of Wreath”, a young girl struggling to survive the Dust Bowl and all the problems that arise from it.
From the back cover: "Written in free verse, this award-winning story is set in the heart of the Great Depression. It chronicles Oklahoma’s staggering dust storms, and the environmental–and emotional–turmoil they leave in their path. An unforgettable tribute to hope and inner strength."