Out of the Dust Character Descriptions

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Billie Jo

This is a thirteen-year-old girl and the narrator of the story who lives in Oklahoma during the dust bowl and blames herself for the accident that burns her and her Ma.


Although this character is alive only partway through the book, she is always present.


A farmer through and through, this character never gives up on hoping for rain and hoping his wheat will grow.


This character is Billie Jo's baby brother who dies shortly after he's born.

Arley Wanderdale

This character is a musician and the school music teacher, who encourages Billie Jo's talent before and after her accident.

Mad Dog

This character is a boy who seems to be about Billie Jo's age and is almost her nemesis at first, a rival musician.

Miss Freeland

She is an encouraging and generous person who truly cares about the students as if they...

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