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This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father's slow deterioration. There is hope at the end when Billie Jo's badly burned hands are healed, and she is able to play her beloved piano again. The 1998 Newbery Medal winner.
Number of Pages: 227
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical / United States / 20th Century, Agriculture / General, Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology, Historical / United States / General, Social Issues / Death + Dying, Curricula, Historical / United States / 19th Century, Girls + Women, General, Weather, Natural Disasters, Sociology / Rural, Emotions
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Age Range: Teen
Author: Karen Hesse
Street Date: January 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-1514
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