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Book Review of Out Of The Dust

Out Of The Dust
Out Of The Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2


Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse is a most remarkable book. The writer is a young girl from Oklahoma who lives through the dust bowl years. I found the images it evoked powerful. Indeed, I could see the clouds of dust rolling across the fields, feel the dust on the tables and irritating my eyes. Hesse writes verses about the people in her community and what happens to them as well as how her family is coping with these sad desolate times. I highly recommend this Newbery Award winning book for young and old alike. It's an outstanding read.