Out of The Dust

Written By Karen Hesse

Publisher by SCHOLASTIC

ISBN number - 0590360809

Genre - Historical Fiction


Awards:

John Newbery Medal

Review

"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!


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