A poem cycle that reads as a vel narrates the story of fifteen-year-old Billie Jo and her battle against the elements during the Oklahoma Dust Bowl of 1934. By the author of The Music of Dolphins. Reprint. Newbery Medal SLJ. AB. PW.
Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include WITNESS, THE CATS IN KRASINSKI SQUARE, and the Newbery Medal winner OUT OF THE DUST, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters.