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 a nearby field. "The story is inspiring, and Stanley has recorded the details with passion and dignity. An excellent curriculum item."--(starred) "Booklist."Stanley, Jerry is the author of 'Children of the Dust Bowl The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp', published 1993 under ISBN 9780517880944 and ISBN 0517880946.