Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards is a historical fiction book by Katelan Janke. It is the twenty-ninth entry in the Dear America series. The book was published in November 2002 by Scholastic.


"With love for Annalee, my sister and forever friend."

Book description

"Sunday, April 14, 1935
Suddenly, out of nowhere, a storm grew on the horizon–a duster bigger and blacker than any we had ever seen. Mama sent Ruth to quickly pull the dish towels off the clothesline while Daddy rushed to the barn to secure the livestock and Brownie. I quickly helped Mama hang dampened sheets in the doorways and windows, a routine too familiar. After a few minutes, Ruth had still not returned.... I panicked and I ran over the hill, searching. To my relief, Ruth was a few hundred yards away, chasing after a blowing white towel. I cried out her name and ran all the way to her. When I reached my sister... we were far from the house, and the storm was rolling closer and closer, swallowing up the sky as it came. I knew we couldn't make it home.



Main article: List of Survival in the Storm characters


Main article: Katelan Janke


"My heartfelt appreciation to Portia Dees and Marguerite Green, retired schoolteachers and treasured friends, who spent countless hours sharing their Dust Bowl stories and patiently answering long list of questions; Melt White and Mary Bell Clements, who told about life in the 1930s Texas Panhandle; Nick Olson, curator of the XIT Museum in Dalhart, Texas; and Helen Bliss (Grandmother) who helped research Fort Worth historical information. Also, my friends at Scholastic: Amy Griffin, the most patient editor imaginable, whose suggestions were invaluable; Barry Denenberg, who got me off to a great start; and friend and mentor Betsy Howie. I am especially gratful to those teachers throughout the years who have encouraged my interest in writing: Sandy Bledsoe, Sherolyn Chumley, Karen Towler, Patricia Harshey, Sharon Wilson, and principal Jack Boston. And, finally, Mum and Daddy, who've always supported me in pursuing my dreams and, most of all, in pursuing a life pleasing to Christ."


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See also

v - e - dDear America

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All
A Time for Courage | Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm
When Christmas Comes Again | Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky
Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow


The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken

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