Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

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  • When Billie Jo is just fourteen she must endure heart-wrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. The quiet strength she displays while dealing with unspeakable loss is as surprising as it is inspiring.

    Written in free verse, this award-winning story is set in the heart of the Great Depression. It chronicles Oklahoma's staggering dust storms, and the environmental—and emotional—turmoil they leave in their path. An unforgettable tribute to hope and inner strength.

    Publishers Weekly

    In a starred review of the 1998 Newbery Medal winner, set during the Depression, PW said, "This intimate novel, written in stanza form, poetically conveys the heat, dust and wind of Oklahoma. With each meticulously arranged entry Hesse paints a vivid picture of her heroine's emotions." Ages 11-13. (Jan.)

  • Author: Karen Hesse.
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Pages: 227
  • Publication Date: 2009-09-03T00:00:01Z
  • Edition: ~
  • Binding: Paperback
  • MSRP: 8.25
  • ISBN13: 9780590371254
  • ISBN: 0590371258
  • Language: en_US
  • Quality Rating: 1
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