Out of the Dust
By Karen Hesse
Fourteen-year-old Billie Jo relates how her mother dies after an accident with burning kerosene. Blaming both herself and her father, she is unable to express herself through her piano playing because of the burns that scar her hands. She leaves but quickly returns to her home “of dust” and she realizes how much a part of her it is.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction, Verse Novel
- John Newbery Medal 1998 (Medal Winner)
- Age: Older
- Format: Book
- ISBN: (0-590-36080-9)