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Out of the Dust

By:  Karen Hesse
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  • Item #: NTS37125
  • ISBN13: 9780590371254
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Genre:
    Historical Fiction,
    Poetry, Songs, Verse,
    Young Adult
  • Weight (lbs):0.36000
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  • Ages 11 - 14
  • Grades: 5 - 8
  • DRA Level: 60
  • ACR Level: 5.3
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In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her familyand#39;s wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.andlt;pandgt;This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Joand#39;s struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving fatherand#39;s slow deterioration. There is hope at the end when Billie Joand#39;s badly burned hands are healed, and she is able to play her beloved piano again.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;bandgt;Contributors:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;pandgt;andlt;bandgt;Karen Hesseandlt;/bandgt; is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include WITNESS, THE CATS IN KRASINSKI SQUARE, and the Newbery Medal winner OUT OF THE DUST, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters.

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Out of the Dust

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