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Cimarron Girl by Mike Blanc
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2015-reading-challenge, first-reads

This is a beautifully illustrated story of a young girl's remembrances from growing up during the Dust Bowl years of Oklahoma. The descriptive writing, poetic at times, paints the picture of a close knit family struggling to make it on their farm in the 1930's, when the drought and Great Depression hit the prairie states doubly hard. The endearing relationships of the family helped them endure the difficulties so many people faced, like the dangers of dust storms, farm foreclosures, accidents, and eventual migration to California for work. The prejudice these poor families faced was so sad, not unlike other refugees today.
An interesting epilogue and brief list of historical facts provided a nice wrap up. I would have liked to know where the family eventually settled. There are descendants today in California from actual people who followed the same path as this fictional family!
Recommend this for older children and up, or as a homeschool read aloud. 4.5 stars

(Book provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.)

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Reading Progress

November 20, 2015 – Started Reading
November 20, 2015 – Shelved
November 20, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015-reading-challenge
November 20, 2015 – Shelved as: first-reads
November 23, 2015 – Finished Reading

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