6.2.3 Out of the Dust 4-Pack
This book is the above-level title in the 6.2 Book Club Teacher's Guide, and is a historical fiction novel written in free-verse. Students will continue to think about the time period of the Great Depression to early World War II.
Blurb: A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo’s life, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can’t talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better – playing the piano – is impossible with her wounded hands.
To make matters worse, dust storms are devastating the family farm and all the farms nearby. While others flee from the dust bowl, Billie Jo is left to find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma – and in the surprising landscape of her own heart.
Lexile Level: NP
Page Count: 160