Run, Run! A Dust Storm Is Coming/Corre, corre! Ahi viene la polvareda is considered a work of historical fiction. It will transport the younger readers to the "Dirty Thirties" or the Dust Bowl Years in a gentle way considering the magnitude of the era's consequences. Before the settlers? arrival, the Great Plains were covered with thick green grass that held sod into place. Poor agricultural practices including plowing very deeply in order to plant wheat, combined with years of sustained drought caused the Dust Bowl. Disease, death, and loss of land during this time were a painful, daily reality for the farmers and their families in the southern Plains. Although the northern Plains were not so badly affected, these events lengthen the Great Depression years.
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About the Author
María Luisa Retana was born in Cuba. She received her B.A. in Spanish and Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside. She has worked extensively with children of all ages in scholastic and cultural events as well as in theater. She is the author of seventeen published bilingual children's books and also a literary presenter for students, teachers, librarians, and parents. On December 2008 Mrs. Retana received her first literacy award given by the International Reading Association and the Cochise Area Council.