Out of the Dust

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Scholastic Press, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 227 pages
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A Newbery Medal-winning Author, A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, An ALA Best Book for Young Adults...A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo's life, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can't talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better - playing the piano - is impossible with her wounded hands. To make matters worse, dust storms are devastating the family farm and all the farms nearby.

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I remembered reading this book when I was much younger in elementary school and, after reading it as an adult, I can't believe how my teachers were allowed to let children that hadn't even reached ... Read full review

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5***** and a ❤ Hesse can say so much in so few words. This is an extraordinary work of fiction, written entirely in verse. It tells the story of a family during the Oklahoma Dust Bowl of the ... Read full review

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Karen Hesse 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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