This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children of Dust Bowl migrant laborers went without school--until Superintendent Leo Hart and 50 Okie kids built their own school in a nearby field. Illustrated with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. Caution: Some minor incidents of offensive language.
About the Author: Jerry Stanley was born in Highland Park, Michigan in 1941. When he was seventeen years old, he joined the air force and was stationed in California, where he has lived ever since. Jerry is now is a professor of history at California State University in Bakersfield, where he teaches courses on the American West, the American Indian, and California history. In addition to his children's books, Jerry is the author of numerous articles for both scholarly journals and popular magazines.