Out of The Dust
"Out of The Dust" is about how a family is struggling with the issues of the dust bowl in 1934-1935. They face a lot of struggles because of the farming and how healthy everyone will be and obviously babies that are born have a very little chance of survival. The main character Billie Jo is a young girl who is dealing with being injured and her mother and brother gone and the only thing that is left is her father who does not show much interest and a the piano.
This book was hard to read because it makes you realize how hard it was for people to cope back then and how little they had. It was very well written and even though it is written like a poem and I do not like poetry that much it tells a story that is heartbreaking. When you read this book you will not want to put it down!
"Blue Willow" does not take place when the Dust Bowl in happening, however, these books still relate to one another. They relate on how both families have struggles that they have to get through. They both have the farms and they are having a hard time harvesting at that time and don't have as much money and they are limited on food. Both families have to figure out a way so that they will have enough money. Although these books are not too very similar they still have their similarities.
"The Worst Hard Time" takes place in the dust bowl just like "Out of The Dust" does. "The Worst Hard Time" is about families and people of the country struggled with while in the middle of the dust bowl. They have to figure out how they can make the land better or go to find some new land somewhere else. The farmers were trying to make things better but it was getting out of control. "Out of The Dust" is just like this book it tells the same mostly the same information except that "Out of The Dust" is focused on one family while "The Worst Hard Time" is focused on everybody.
This book does not take place in the dust bowl but does however in the great depression. "Nothing To Fear" is about a young boy during the great depression and how he must help his family. His father had to leave for work and his mother is pregnant. He has to beg for food on the streets so that him and his mother can survive. These books relate because both are about a young child who must help there family survive. They both have trouble finding food and helping there mothers as well.
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