Out of the Dust !!!
The main character Billie Jo is long legged red haired, almost 14, plays piano well, and loves apples. She lived during the dust bowl and the depression. It is just her and her dad because her mom died a little bit after her little brother was born ,but he didn't make it also. Billie Jo doesn't have a good bond with her dad so they don't talk much. Her friend moved to California so she doesn't talk much. She was asked to play piano for the presidents birthday ball she knows that her father will let her.