Years of Dust

Years of Dust

The Story of the Dust Bowl

By Albert Marrin

Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525420774, 128pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 2009

Before global warming, there was dust. In the 1930s, dangerous black storms swept through the Great Plains. Created by drought and reckless farming, these lethal storms were part of an environmental, economic, and human catastrophe that changed the course of American history. In riveting, accessible prose, an acclaimed historian explains the causes behind the disaster and explores the Dust Bowl's impact, from a rich cultural legacy to the visionary conservation that would finally offer hope to the Plains.

About the Author
Albert Marrin is the author of over two dozen awardwinning nonfiction books for young people. He lives with his wife, Yvette, in Riverdale, New York.