I subscribed to this in hopes of getting some help in teaching this book in my 7th grade class. I wanted more than a summary. How does this work? Are there studyguides available?
If you look at the reference links at the bottom of this answer, you will find several links to materials on eNotes related to Trent Reedy's Words in the Dust. The related resources link provides links to many teaching activities for the work.
Another option is to use Q&As to ask specific focused questions about teaching issues to which other teachers will respond. This is particularly useful if you are interested in using the text to meet general learning skill objectives.
You can also start a discussion about how to teach the text to a specific grade level and other teachers will join in.
One of the links suggested was to a summary of Words in the Dust, but the others were not related.
It's relatively new, so I'm sure that's why there aren't a lot a materials on it.
I've recently subscribed to Words in the Dust on facebook and discovered the book is up for an award which I've given a link for at the bottom my comments.