Karen Hesse





Karen Hesse


Born
in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
August 29, 1952

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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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Average rating: 3.74 · 79,004 ratings · 6,726 reviews · 40 distinct works · Similar authors
Out of the Dust

3.73 avg rating — 50,599 ratings — published 1997 — 33 editions
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Letters from Rifka

3.89 avg rating — 7,557 ratings — published 1992 — 25 editions
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The Music of Dolphins

3.79 avg rating — 5,223 ratings — published 1996 — 18 editions
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Witness

3.70 avg rating — 3,909 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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A Light in the Storm: The C...

3.66 avg rating — 2,685 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Safekeeping

3.54 avg rating — 1,821 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Stowaway

3.43 avg rating — 1,482 ratings — published 2000 — 19 editions
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Phoenix Rising

3.91 avg rating — 1,240 ratings — published 1994 — 17 editions
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Come On, Rain!

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4.24 avg rating — 1,007 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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The Cats In Krasinski Square

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“the way i see it, hard times aren't only about money, or drought, or dust. hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up.”
Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

“And I know now that all the time I was trying to get
out of the dust,
the fact is,
what I am,
I am because of the dust.
And what I am is good enough.
Even for me.”
Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

“I don't know what I am thinking. But I am alone. I am trapped in the net of the room. In the net of humans. I think maybe I am drowning in the net of humans.”
Karen Hesse, The Music of Dolphins

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OUT OF THE DUST by Karen Hesse
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  5 votes, 33.3%

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