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BC: Mixbook Created By Lorraine Dye Period 2-3 Mrs. Jamison-Wells

FC: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

1: TABLE OF CONTENTS. Summary........................ page 1-2 Billie's change.................... page 5 Most important scene........... page 6 Questions..........................page 8

2: Billie Jo is a girl who has talent from her mom on the piano. Her mother is pregnant. Billie lives with her dad and mom in Oklahoma. A tragic accident happens when Billie accidently pours a pail of burning kerosene on her mother while throwing it out the door and ended up having badly burned hands, while her mother is badly burned while pregnant also. Her mother ended up dying while giving birth to a little boy. Her aunt comes to take him and raise him as her own but he dies before they get him home. So now Billie Jo has no mother and her father wont talk about it.

3: Lately there has been alot of dust storms happening . Billie Jo's dad is getting weird dark spot around his neck and face. Billie decides to run away to arizona to get out of the dust. She calls her dad and they walk home together. Her dad meets a lady named louise. She cooks dinner sometimes at their house and makes Billies dad clean the kitchen after dinner. Louise sometimes puts things on the shelf above the piano. Just not on the side of her moms poetry book.

5: Billie Jo. Billie changed a little in the story. She got her hands burned really bad and her mother died which makes her sad. She becomes kind of quiet because her father wont talk about it with her. Later in the story, alot later they start talking again. She becomes more socially and friendly. She starts playing the piano again because she needs to work and stretch out her hands.

6: One of the most important scenes of the story is when Billie Jo's mom dies while giving birth to her brother Franklin. Thats most important because it changes Billie's life. Billie becomes more quiet and they bury her mother and Franklin on a big hill. It changes her dads life to because he becomes more quiet also and doesnt really want to talk .

8: QUESTIONS ? 1. IF I WERE A NEW CHARACTER IN THE BOOK WHAT WOULD MY ROLE BE? 2. WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE IN THE STORY? 3.WHAT WOULD MY RELATIONSHIPS BE WITH THE OTHER CHARACTERS? 4. WOULD I CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF THE STORY OR HOW THE PROBLEMS WERE SOLVED???

9: ANSWERS! 1. i would be one of Billies neighbors and friends, so i would be with her no matter what. 2. i would have helped her with all her problems. 3. i would have a good relationship ;ike friends do. 4. no because the story turned out great and i wouldn't want to change anything!

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