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Out of the Dust Chapter 40

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 40

  • More news from Washington: President Roosevelt advises the Dust Bowl region to plant trees to help end the drought, but Billie Jo doesn't think he knows their land very well. She says that the trees are not meant to be there
  • She knows that Daddy will never leave the farm, and feels that he's thinking more about himself than her.