If you haven't read it yet, rush right out and buy The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
Read it because it's a great story told well. (I lost a night of sleep because I couldn't put it down.)
Read it because it's an important part of our history that is so incredibly relevant today. (I promise you, nobody wants to be homeless. Nobody.)
Read it because if we don't learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. (But wait, aren't we already repeating it?)
Read it because words are important and literature can soften your heart and nurture your soul. (And who doesn't need more of that?)