The Dirty Days: A Young Girl's Journey to and from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl

The Dirty Days: A Young Girl's Journey to and from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl

by Norma Welty

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The Dirty Days: A Young Girl's Journey to and from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was totally enthralled with this eoic story of molly,s extraordinary life growing up during the dust bowl era. I was totally taken in by every detail if this riveting story of her youthful sensitivities. One of the best novels i have ever read. It left a mark on me.
Mirella More than 1 year ago
Set in 1930’s rural America, Dirty Days tells the story of a young girl coming of age during the Great Depression - a time of extreme poverty and hardship. Horrible dust storms and the daily struggle to keep the dirt and dust from drinking water, bedding, dishes, and furniture bring the details of day-to-day life into vivid reality. The portrayal of the strife faced by so many because of extreme poverty, foreclosures, hunger, and measly possessions strikes at one’s very heart.   What made this novel so poignant is that the author based it upon her own firsthand experiences as she and her family grappled to survive. With the addition of fictional characters, she brings to life the hardships faced by farmers who literally watched their livelihood blow away with their topsoil when the winds howled.  Norma Welty gives voice to an era of American history so that our children and grandchildren can understand all that helped shape our history. It is a stark reminder that despite this fast-paced, technological era that we currently live in, our elders faced what seemed like insurmountable strife to provide for their family and future generations. Brava Norma Welty for taking the time to imprint your story on the minds and hearts of our youth.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent story about what it was like to grow up in the 1930s Great Depression at the time of the horrific dust bowl.  At times very sad.  At other times, inspirational!  We're losing this generation (now in their late 80s) at an alarming rate. Important to know about their lives before it's too late. 
dahwolf More than 1 year ago
"The Dirty Days" depicts a timeline in U.S. history reminding us, again, to appreciate what we have today. The author vividly portrays the daily struggles of having drinkable water, clean plates, bedding, medical care, and much more. Today's children are inconvenienced with dead batteries in their cellphones, unloading the dishwasher and taking out the trash/recycling. I admire the author's quest to record family history and envy her family as they now have answers to "what was it like?"
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