Thursday, June 25, 2015

Out Of The Dust, by Karen Hesse

Read and reviewed in December, 2011. It is no longer in my possession.

I finished it a week or so ago. It is a young adult novel, a winner of the Newbery Medal. It deals with a young girl living through the Depression of the 1930s and the Oklahoma Dust Bowl years, written in first person in a sort of free form poetic style. Very well done!

The cover photo is by Walker Evans, of a young girl in 1930s Alabama, the daughter of a sharecropper. Her story is told here:
Wall Street Journal article

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