Out of the Dust Author:Karen Hesse When Billie Jo is just fourteen she must endure heart-wrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. The quiet strength she displays while dealing with unspeakable loss is as surprising as it is inspiring. — Written in free verse, this award-winning story is set in the heart of the Great Depression. It chronicles Oklahoma's staggering dust ... more »storms, and the environmental--and emotional--turmoil they leave in their path. An unforgettable tribute to hope and inner strength.« less
Written as a free style poem, this book is heart wrenching and compelling. Vivid imagery effectively forces the reader to go through the same sorrows and joys that Billy Joe experiences. I could not put it down until I was finished.