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“I’ve learned there’s no such thing as wasted writing or bad writing. All writing leads to better writing.”—Jerry Stanley

Jerry Stanley is the author of several highly praised books for young readers, including Children of the Dust Bowl, winner of the Orbis Pictus Award; I Am an American, an ALA Notable Book; and Hurry Freedom, a National Book Award nominee and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. He is a former professor of history at California State University.


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Being a writer is one of the great achievements of my life. As a teenager growing up in Detroit, Michigan, I hated school... Read More


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Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Written by Jerry Stanley
Trade Paperback

Illus. with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. 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... Read More
 

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