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Scholastic Bookfiles: Out Of The Dust By Karen Hesse (Scholastic BookFiles)

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This reading companion is perfect for students, parents, and teachers who have enjoyed and want to know more about Karen Hesse's Newbery Award-winning novel, Out of the Dust.

Out of the Dust is a favorite middle-grade novel. This companion gives background on the author, including an interview, questions to guide reading, clues to the story's themes, plot, characters, and s
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Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Scholastic Reference
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Sierra Gonzales
Mar 03, 2015 Sierra Gonzales rated it liked it
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse is about a young girl named Billie Jo growing up in Oklahoma. After the tragic event of losing her mother literally and her father figuratively. The Great Depression was present more so inside Billie Jo than in America at the time.
The young Billie Jo writes stanzas and poetry as her story. Each section is contrasted with dates and time, almost like diary entries turned into a song. Each poem has a singsong feel, almost like water torn up by a storm. Billie Jo ex
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Jun 12, 2014 Nicki rated it really liked it
Planning to read with my 6th graders. Good history lesson about the Dust Bowl in the 30's.
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