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    My student selected novel for this nine weeks was Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. This book is a historically accurate depiction of life in Oklahoma during the infamous 1930’s “Dust Bowl”. The story is told by Billie Jo Kelby, a young protagonist who only wants out of the dust. The story is historically accurate in many ways, from weather anomalies to the reactions of 1930 midwestern Americans. First and foremost are the terrible dust storms and economic distress that create the main base for the

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    A World Filled With Dust The Dust Bowl was one of the worst environmental disasters of the twentieth century anywhere in the world. The Great Plains area was largely affected and forced most to migrate West. The novel Out of the Dust takes place in a city called Joyce City, which is located in the panhandle of Oklahoma. Billie Jo is a fourteen year old girl who lives with her mother and father on a small farm. Due to the dust a lot of symbolism begins to appear in the book. “That she and they

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    blames you for your mother's death, and on top of that, you are only fourteen. Well in the novel “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse, Billie Jo Kelby experiences this. Billie Jo Kelby is just your average girl that lives in Oklahoma but when her mother and baby brother die due to a fire, her life flips upside down. ANd to make it worse, it takes place during the dust bowl. In the book “Out of the Dust” it shows Billie Jo is unwanted, reminiscent, and caring. There are several times Billie Jo feels

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    Out of the Dust Out of the Dust is a book wrote by Karen Hesse. Karen Hesse has wrote many children books in her lifetime. The book is also a Newbery Medalist. A Newbery Medalist is an award for an outstanding children book. In this book the characters suffer loss and grief. In the beginning the main character in this book is Billie Jo. Billie Jo is a red headed girl who lives with her ma and pa. Billie Jo went through many horrible dust storms. Her favorite things is playing the piano and

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    In the novel “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse, the characters such as; Ma, Pa, and Billie Jo suffer loss and grief. There are numerous hardships that each character suffers. Billie Jo and Pa lose beloved Ma. This leads to Billie Jo and Pa drifting apart, their relationship was exceptionally strong before then and it took some time for things to get back to the way they were. One of the most exhilarating parts of the book was when Pa and Billie Jo reunited after her attempt to run away. To start

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    In Out of the Dust the characters suffer loss and grief. Billie Joe’s mother dies and both her and her father were devastated. Billie Joe loses her best friend when her friend’s family moves to California. Having to live in the dust with a dry, dusty environment doesn’t help her or her family either. They can’t grow crops, go a day without being thirsty, and they can’t breathe without dust getting in their nose. Here are some examples of how Billie Joe and her family get over all of their challenging

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    Out of the Dust In the book “Out of the Dust,” there is a girl named Billie Jo. Billie Jo is fourteen, her father wanted a boy. In the book “Out of the Dust,” Some historically accurate technology are that they had piano, stove, tractor, and elevator. The piano was some of historically accurate technology because the piano was invented in 1700. The stove was some of historically accurate technology because the stove was invented in 1742. The tractor was some of historically accurate technology

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    Out of the Dust is Historically Accurate Have you ever heard of the dust bowl? The Dust Bowl is a tragic eight years of endless drought and dust storms that never end. The book Out of the Dust captures the Dust Bowl tragedies very accurately, but is still a fictional book. Out of the Dust is a story of a young girl named Billie Jo. Billie Jo is an 11 year old when the Dust Bowl starts. The Dust Bowl by Jan Meyer is about the affects the Dust Bowl took on people, especially the farmers like Billie

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    The novel “Out of the Dust,” by Karen Hesse is a story that teaches great lessons and a story could have happened to anyone or make an impact on anyone's life. In this novel, there is a young girl named Billie Jo. She has a rough life with not a lot of good things mixed in. She has a lot of downfalls in her life with a couple of uprisings. Even though she doesn’t have the best life she is grateful for what she does have. Her life taught me and could teach others to be thankful and grateful for what

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    In the story Out of the Dust Billie Jo’s family experiences many hardships. They have to learn how to overcome these hardships through the book. They have to always keep faith and not give up faith. Some of the hardships they face are when Ma dies, Billie Jo burns her hands, and when Livie Billie Jo’s friend leaves to move to california. In this essay I will write about all three of these. First of all, hardship that the characters have to endure is when Billie Jo’s best friend Livie moves away

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