Out of the Dust
Score: 4
From 154 Ratings

Out of the Dust


  • Author : Karen Hesse
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545517126


Out of the Dust Book Description :

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma....

Out of the Dust
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Out of the Dust


  • Author : Karen Hesse
  • Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3125781809


Out of the Dust Book Description :

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Letters from Rifka
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Letters from Rifka


  • Author : Karen Hesse
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2009-01-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466801325


Letters from Rifka Book Description :

From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America. "America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?" I was silent for a little time. "I will do everything there," I answered. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind. Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating exami...

The Middle Moffat
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Middle Moffat


  • Author : Eleanor Estes
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2001-04-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0547617437


The Middle Moffat Book Description :

Who is Jane Moffat, anyway? She isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest-she is always just Jane. How boring. So Jane decides to become a figure of mystery . . . the mysterious "Middle Moffat." But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks. In between not rescuing stray dogs, and losing and finding best friends, Jane must secretly look after the oldest inhabitant of Cranbury . . . so he can live to be one hundred. Between brushing her hair from her eyes and holding up her stockings, she has to help the girls' basketball team win the championship. And it falls to Jane-the only person in town with enough courage-to stand up to the frightful mechanical wizard, Wallie Bangs. Jane is so busy keeping Cranbury in order that she bar...

The Cats in Krasinski Square
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Cats in Krasinski Square


  • Author : Karen Hesse
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Cats
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1845079051


The Cats in Krasinski Square Book Description :

The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someoneā€¦ and so did a young girl, whose family has been destroyed by war. Even as she and her sister struggle to survive amid the war's chaos, they risk their lives for a plan to help those still trapped behind Warsaw's infamous Ghetto walls. Newbery Medallist Karen Hesse has written a beautiful story about the courage of brave young women and men who, at great risk, fought not with weapons, but with their hearts and souls. Wendy Watson's luminous paintings inspire a visual journey to a time and place that should never be forgotten....

Out of the Dust Study Guide

Out of the Dust Study Guide


  • Author : 321
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008-03-07
  • Genre: Children's literature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1586093452


Out of the Dust Study Guide Book Description :

A study guide to accompany reading of Out of the Dust in the classroom featuring suggested discussion questions, vocabulary work, work sheets, related Bible passages and further readings....

Dust for Dinner
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Dust for Dinner


  • Author : Ann Warren Turner
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2009-07-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 144201184X


Dust for Dinner Book Description :

A dramatic and age-appropriate introduction to the Depression outlines this difficult episode in history with an easy-to-grasp plot line and vocabulary-building text. Reprint....

Make Lemonade
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

Make Lemonade


  • Author : Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2006-05-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0805080708


Make Lemonade Book Description :

In order to earn money for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother....

Witness
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Witness


  • Author : Karen Hesse
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545345941


Witness Book Description :

Leanora Sutter. Esther Hirsh. Merlin Van Tornhout. Johnny Reeves . . . These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924. A town that turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, twelve-year-old Leanora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish. In this story of a community on the brink of disaster, told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness....