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Title:
Out of the dust
Author:
Hesse, Karen.
Personal Author:
Edition:
An Apple Signature edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [1999]

©1997
Physical Description:
227 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. in a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. Dust piles up like snow across the prairie. 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. 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.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 3.0 18783.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.1 5 Quiz: 08788 Guided reading level: X.
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ISBN:
9780590371254
Format :
Book