Category: Historical fiction
Author: Karen Hesse
Summary:The free-verse story of a young girl growing up in the Oklahoma Dustbowl during the Great Depression. Billie Jo Kelby must cope with the gruesome loss of her mother and infant brother and find a way to escape or survive the dust that destroys her father’s crops and her own parched spirit.
Review:A touching, bittersweet coming-of-age story with several surprises along the way. I particularly appreciated