One of my all-time favorite books is Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, the story of the Joad family who leaves Oklahoma where their lives have been devastated by the dust bowl.
Here's a trailer of the Grapes of Wrath movie, followed by some recent literature on the Dust Bowl.
As for books on the Dust Bowl, here are several for young readers.
Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley
Dust for Dinner by Ann Turner
Dust to Eat by Michael L. Cooper
Dear Mrs.Roosevelt by Robert Cohen
From Out of the Dust:
I heard the wind rise,
and stumbled from my bed,
down the stairs,
out the front door,
into the yard.
The night sky kept flashing,
lightning danced down on its spindly legs.
I sensed it before I knew it was coming.
I heard it,
While Ma and Daddy slept,
the dust came,
tearing up fields where the winter wheat,
set for harvest in June,
I watched the plants,
surviving after so much drought and so much wind,
I watched them fry,
or blow away,
like bits of cast-off rags.
It wasn't until the dust turned toward the house,
like a fired locomotive,
and I fled, barefoot and breathless, back inside,
it wasn't until the dust hissed against the windows,
until it ratcheted the roof,
that Daddy woke.
He ran into the storm,
his overalls half-hooked over his union suit.
"Daddy!" I called. "You can't stop dust."