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Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Letters from RifkaBrooklyn BridgePhoenix RisingSable and Lavender. In addition to the Newbery, she has received honors including the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award and the Christopher Award, and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.

Out Of The Dust Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780590360807
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1997

"Dust piles up like snow across the prairie. . . ."

A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo's life, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can't talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better -- playing the piano -- is impossible with her wounded hands.


Letters from Rifka Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312535612
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Published: Square Fish - January 6th, 2009

From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America.

"America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?"
I was silent for a little time.
"I will do everything there," I answered.


Night Job Cover Image
By Karen Hesse, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780763662387
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

With lyrical narration and elegant, evocative artwork, Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse and illustrator G. Brian Karas share the nighttime experience of a father and child.


The Music Of Dolphins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780590897983
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1998