- Author: Karen Hesse
- Read Aloud Grade Range: 5 - Adult
- Read Alone Grade Range: 6 - Adult
- Newbery Award
- Pages: 240
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Billie Jo, a 14-year-old girl caught in the Oklahoma dust storms of the 1930s, reveals the grim realities of a life lived in that time and place.
Newbery Medal plus multiple other awards. Set in the form of a free-verse journal, this is a gripping story of maturation and redemption.