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.

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

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

Franklin - 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...

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