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New Book “Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story” Released by Betty Grant Henshaw


Betty Grant Henshaw has released her latest book, “Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story,” chronicling the lives of an Okie family and their journey through the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. This captivating and poignant tale tells the story of the hardships and triumphs of a family that was forced to leave their home and their struggle to start anew. The book is featured now on the premium author’s page at Your Online Publicist website.

In “Children of the Dust,” Henshaw paints a vivid picture of the Dust Bowl era and the struggles that families faced during that time. The book is set in Oklahoma in the 1930s and follows the story of the Eubanks family. The family is forced to leave their farm and their community due to the devastating effects of the Dust Bowl. They pack their belongings and set out on a journey to California, hoping to find a better life.

The story is told through the eyes of the youngest daughter, who witnesses firsthand the hardships and challenges that her family faces. Despite the difficulties they encounter, the family remains resilient and determined to overcome their struggles. They make new friends along the way and learn valuable lessons about the power of family and community.

“Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story” is a heartwarming and emotional tale that will resonate with readers of all ages. It is a tribute to the human spirit and the power of hope, love, and determination. Henshaw’s beautiful prose captures the essence of the Dust Bowl era and the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Readers can purchase “Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story” now at This is a must-read for anyone interested in history, family, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Children of the Dust : An Okie Family Story
Author: Betty Grant Henshaw
Publisher: Your Online Publicist
Publication Date: April 2023
Pages: 248
Product Dimensions: 6x9
Genre: Autobiography, Memoir
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63892-585-9

About the Author
Betty Grant Henshaw was born into a large family of tenant farmers in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl era. For years her father, Bill, worked himself to exhaustion, trying to earn enough to provide for his wife and nine children and to buy his own small farm, but he was never able to get ahead. Other family members had joined the great migration of Okies to California. Finally yielding to pressure from others, with some reluctance Bill piled his family in the Ford pickup and set off along Route 66 for the Golden State. There the family found abundant opportunities to work, but work often meant backbreaking labor in the fields for dirt-cheap wages in hundred-degree heat. Bill did his best to shield his family from the brutality of the fields. His abiding respect for work, which he cultivated in his children, led his family through difficult times. In the end, although he missed Oklahoma, Bill was proud to find that the Grants could thrive in any soil.

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