Under the Dirt Sky: A Young Adult Historical Novel (Hardcover)
"A great read for any audience "
-A.L. Mundt, Author of the Messengers Trilogy
From Chicago's city streets to the Wichita dirt fields during the Dust Bowl, two teens must survive extreme circumstances in Callie J. Trautmiller's newest young adult novel.
In the Roaring 20s, Percy James's motive is simple: sell enough newspapers to buy a new moto bike. A chance encounter with mobster Al Capone invites him into a world of fast money and prohibition. Soon, Percy realizes he's in the thick of Chicago's crime ring where everything has a price.
After moving to Kansas on the promise of land and a bounty of wheat, Carrie Lexington and her family struggle to keep their farm during the rise of the Dust Bowl. Pride might be the biggest obstacle.
When their worlds collide, Percy and Carrie never expect to find love in the dirt fields. They must let go of long-held family expectations to be together, but first, they must survive...