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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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A terible 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. 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 hear.
Winner of: Newberry Medal
Scott O'Dell Award
ALA Notable Children's Book
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A School library Journal BEst Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors' Choice
A Book Links "lasting Connection"
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection