Out of the Dust

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Out of the Dust

Karen Hesse

The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the US and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion (the Aeolian processes) caused the phenomenon.

The Dust Bowl

Out of the Dust

Physical - 14, FemalePersonality - Scared because she was in the Dust Bowl, with dust left, right and center for miles, along with vicious dust storms that shook her life almost to the break.

Character Description- Billie Jo

The only real conflict in this story is the midwest U.S. farmers vs the dust.

She was a citizen in 1930's era Oklahoma. Her dad was wheat farmer.

Role she played

This book takes place during the dust bowl of the 1930's.The place where the story is is the Oklahoma panhandle.

Setting

Conflicts

1.) Billie Jo's Ma became pregnant2.) Her dad put a bucket of kerosene on the counter and it set the kitchen on fire including her Ma

Important events

Information courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl


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