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Out of the Dust Chapter 65

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 65

Birth

  • If showing up at school to find a family living in your classroom isn't unusual enough, try showing up at school to find out that someone's having a baby in your classroom—especially if you're Billie Jo and have the emotions a baby being born stirs up. She sits outside the room, praying and listening for the baby's cry.
  • Mrs. Williams has a baby girl, and Billie Jo marvels at how perfect she is, wearing the feed sack nightie Ma made.