Author: Judy Cook
Publisher: Progeny Press; loose-leaf format (in clear-front presentation folder)
Grade: Middle School
Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with questions and comparisons from the firm, and timeless, foundation of the Bible. Their study guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy; explain and use literary terms, and deal with plot construction; dig into why the characters act, believe, and feel as they do and examine what the Bible says in similar circumstances. Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary exercises, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, plus a complete answer key.
Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Newbery Award Winner (1998)
Period: 1930's Oklahoma Dustbowl; Fiction
Billie Jo is an only child, her mother is pregnant, her family is poor, and the crops won't grow. It's the Depression and dust covers and fills everything. Billie Joe finds joy and solace in her piano playing, but even that fails when unthinkable tragedy strikes her family. Out of the Dust is written as a poetic journal and vivdly brings the Dustbowl years to life.