Out of the Dust

Written by Karen Hesse

Written in spare, first-person free-verse poems, the book is about how Billie Jo survives during the Dust bowl during the Depression. She must deal with her mother's death, her father's decline, and her burned hands. The book ends on an optimistic note: Billie Jo's hands heal, and she can once again play the piano.

Age Range 10 - 13 years
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Page Count
240
Publisher
Scholastic
Grade Level 5th - 8th
ISBN
9780590371254
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