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Children's Literature Collaborative Presentation

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Children's Literature Collaborative Presentation

  1. 1. Out of the Dust<br />Written by Karen Hess<br />
  2. 2. Genre: Historical Fiction<br />Point of view: 1st Person<br />Style: Poetic, Free Verse<br />Tone: Serious<br />Theme: Survival & Forgiveness<br />Characters: Billy Jo, Ma, Pa<br />Setting: Integral, Oklahoma 1934<br />Conflict: Person vs. Nature, Person vs. Self<br />
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  6. 6. Karen Hesse<br />
  7. 7. Karen Hesse<br />Born in 1952, grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.<br />She graduated from the University of Maryland, with a B.A. in English and minors in Psychology and Anthropology. <br />Currently lives in Vermont with her husband, Randy and two teenaged daughters.<br />She writes from the attic office of her home. When writing she surrounds herself with books, cozy places, and her favorite artwork.<br />
  8. 8. Awards<br />1998 Newbery Medal, Out of the Dust <br />Winner of the 1998 Scott O'Dell Award <br />An ALA Notable Children's Book <br />An ALA Best Book for Young Adults<br />Recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Grant in 2002<br />
  9. 9. “From the time I was ten I thought of myself as ‘good with words,’ thanks to a perceptive and supportive fifth grade teacher. Mrs. Datnoff believed I could be a professional writer some day and because she believed, I believed too. Though I gave up all my other career dreams, I never gave up dreaming of publication. It took more than thirty years to see that fifth grade dream come true. I don't know whether that makes me extremely patient or just plain stubborn.” - Karen Hesse<br />

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