Title: Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Sorry if this review is too short for you but there isn't a whole lot to the story. Sorry.
I was told to read this for school and was unmotivated to do so until I actually started reading it. I can't tell you much about it other than it is a collection of poems. I love it so much that within days I had finished it! It is a great story of the lives and the land devastated by the Dust Bowl.
Billy Jo is a young girl who's mother just died and her father won't talk about it. The only way she escapes from her life is to play piano but she can't even do that because of her injured hand.
While others escape from the dust storms that are devastating farms in Oklahoma her father and her stay.
This book won the Newbery Medal and many other awards! I now know why! Reading this book you soon forget it consists of poems and all you read is this girls story. This is a great book for all ages and I highly recommend it though this review and the book isn't very long.
About The Author
Karen Hesse is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults, often with historical settings. Her novel Out of the Dust was the winner of the 1998 Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. In 2002, Hesse was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.
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