"A great book!!! The only part that was "bad" for me is that it effected my perspective on tropical island vacations. I was, believe it or not, requesting it when this book wasn't out yet. I asked the librarian every time: "Do you ha..."
Thirteen-year-old C.J. records in a journal the conditions of the Dust Bowl that cause the Jackson family to leave their farm in Oklahoma and make the difficult journey to California, where they find a harsh life as migrant workers.