Moke Hill READS Book Club

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Moke Hill READS Book Club

January 11, 2024, 10:00 AM.

Winter Book Report: Have you read anything good lately? What books are you currently reading? Come and share with us!

February 8th, 2024, 10:00 AM.

Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse.

A poem cycle that reads as a novel, Out of the Dust tells the story of a girl named Billie Jo, who struggles to help her family survive the dust-bowl years of the Depression. Fighting against the elements on her Oklahoma farm, Billie Jo takes on even more responsibilities when her mother dies in a tragic accident. A testament to the American spirit, this novel is an instant classic.
This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, tells of Billie Jo’s stoic courage, as she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father’s slow deterioration. There is hope at the end when Billie Jo’s badly burned hands are healed, and she is able to play her beloved piano again. The 1998 Newbery Medal winner.

Moke Hill Reads Book Club: Second Thursday of every month at the Mokelumne Hill Library– No commitment, No attendance taken, No membership, No dues. For everyone interested in good books and discussions about them. Sponsored by the Mokelumne Hill Friends of the Library. Send us your email address or watch for announcements on and other news sources. Contact: Anne Dasch<>

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