Title Profile & Character Information

Out of the Dust

Annotation
A Newbery Medal-winning Author, A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, An ALA Best Book for Young Adults...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.

Awards
1998  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
1998  Newbery Medal
1997  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
1998  Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
1998  ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Awards
1998  Newbery Medal

Characters
NameBillie Jo
GenderFemale

GenreFiction
Juvenile
TopicsParents
Emotions
Grief
Skin cancer
History
Farm life
Depression
Death of a parent
SettingOklahoma