Everything you need to understand or teach Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White.
Belle's Prater's Boy by Ruth White is the story of Gypsy Leemaster and Woodrow Prater, two cousins separated by money and lifestyle, who help one another find the strength to confront their pasts. Both wounded by the actions of their parents, these two cousins help one another learn the value of friendship, and learn that beauty comes from within.
Woodrow Prater is twelve years old when his mother disappears from their shack in the mountains. Unable to cope, his father begins to drink, and Woodrow is sent to live with his mother's parents. Next door to them lives his cousin, Gypsy Arbutus Leemaster, her mother, Love, and her stepfather, Porter Dotson. Gypsy's family is wealthy and privileged, whereas Woodrow's is impoverished and of a lower class. From the beginning, however, Gypsy and Woodrow seem to forge a friendship based on commonality neither thought was possible. Gypsy is beautiful...
Belle Prater's Boy Lesson Plans contain 150 pages of teaching material, including: