April 11, 2006
April 11, 2006
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 storms, and the environmental--and emotional--turmoil they leave in their path. An unforgettable tribute to hope and inner strength.
This series of piercing, intense poems tell the story of Billie Jo, a 15-year-old girl growing up in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. The free-verse poems span one year in Billie Jo's life, from the winter of 1934 to the winter of 1935, and deal, primarily, with Billie Jo's grief and feelings of guilt over the accidental death of her mother. Winner of the 1998 Newbery Medal.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / General, Lifestyles / Farm + Ranch Life, General, Historical / United States / 20th Century, Girls + Women, Social Issues / Death + Dying, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Lifestyles / Farm + Ranch Life, People + Places / United States / General, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Social Issues / Death + Dying, Girls + Women, Historical / United States / 20th Century, General
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Edition: Unabridged
- Language: English
- Release Date: April 11, 2006
- Author: Karen Hesse
- Narrator: Marika Mashburn
- Newbery Medal , Children's , 1998
- Online Item #: 11443564
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-3930
- ISBN: 9780307284037
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported