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Book Review of Out Of The Dust

Out Of The Dust
Out Of The Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Newberry winner, Scott O'Dell winner, Booklist Editors choice, School Library Journal Best Book of The Year winner --- and many more!!!

This story is told in the form of free verse poetry but it is much more than a collection of poems. Each one tells a little more of the story. Great for pre teens and adults.

from back cover:
"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 maker 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. While others flee from the dust bowl, Billie Jo is left to find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma - and in the surprising landscape of her own heart.