I am very glad we had your book as a mandatory reading in my English 1 class. Not only was it interesting, but it intrigued me in my own families history. I am also a descendent of Okies, my grandparents came from Oklahoma. It made me a little more aware of the trials and tribulations of the journey. I am very glad my ancestors took the journey to California. It was very interesting to read about your story and life in the Valley. My father is now reading your book and I will recommend it to any other friends or family that are ancestors of Okies.