The Day of the Black Blizzard

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Ten-year-old Orry Jenkins is sick and tired of the dust. The year is 1935 and Kansas hasn’t gotten enough rain in years. Instead of rainstorms, they get dust storms. One day, Orry and his little stepsister go outside to play. They’re far from home when a huge dust storm comes up. Stranded alone on the plains, the children must find a way to survive the terrible black blizzard.

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978-1-51241-152-2
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978-0-76135-189-4
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2009-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.1
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF007000
Dewey 978'.032
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 560
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 127350
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Laurie Harden

Laurie Harden was educated at Kansas City Art Institute, where she pursued a painting major. She also graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. She then returned to home state of New Jersey, where she got married and raised two sons. She freelanced in New York City and taught art classes. Harden has also established herself as a Fine Artist and has been represented by several galleries.

Author: Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.

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On My Own History

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers’ interest and imagination. View available downloads →