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Millie and the Great Drought : a Dust Bowl survival story / by Natasha Deen ; illustrated by Wendy Tan.

Deen, Natasha. (Author). Wei, Wendy Tan Shiau, (illustrator.).


In 1935, dust storms are sweeping across the southern plains of United States, including Oklahoma. Twelve-year-old Millie Horn is worried about her family's survival. The Dust Bowl is getting worse, and her family is running out of food and money. Despite the hardships, Pa doesn't want to abandon the farm, which has been in the family for generations. But when the worst black blizzard yet hits, they have no choice. The family decides to make the journey west, but life in California isn't without struggle. Can Millie and her family survive the Dust Bowl and the hardships of the Great Depression? Readers can learn the real story of the Dust Bowl from nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781666340792
  • ISBN: 1666340790
  • ISBN: 9781666340754
  • ISBN: 1666340790
  • Physical Description: 103 pages : Illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm.
  • Publisher: North Mankato : Stone Arch Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publication date, and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
530L Lexile
Decoding demand: 80 (high) Semantic demand: 99 (very high) Syntactic demand: 77 (high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.9 2 517204.
Subject: Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 > 19th century > History > Juvenile fiction.
Cimarron County (No Man's Land) > Oklahoma > 19th century > History > Juvenile fiction.

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.


  • 0 current holds with 8 total copies.
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De Soto Public Library JF GIRLS Survive (Text) 33858000068106 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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