This was wonderful novel to share with a class for a history or English lesson. It brought you back to a time in history that isn’t talked about enough, the Dust Bowl. It was about a family and their struggles to survive during the Dust Bowl. It was very sad to read about their many hardships and how they managed to get through them. This would be a great novel to share with a fourth through eighth grade class.
This would be a great book for a student in middle school to read. I might allow it for a fifth grade class but no lower than that; parents may get offended. I like how it shows the realty of being gay at such a young age. It touches on both sides of it being excepted and not being excepted. I believe after a student reading this they may be less likely to bully those or question their differences. Many people are just unaware of these things so they don’t know how to react to it, pre-teens and teens being the worst. So why not give them a little insight to how and why a person may be gay.