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New York Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Print Karen Hesse

Out of the Dust

This intimate novel, written in stanza form, poetically conveys the head dust and wind of Oklahoma along with the discontent of narrator Billie Jo who relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during Dust Bowl years of the Depression. ALA notable children's book, ALA best book for Young Adults, SLJ best book of the year.


Karen Hesse

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