Everything you need to understand or teach Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski.
The United States is so large that people in one part of the country sometimes have difficulty understanding people in other parts. Lenski's regional books explore the differences in climate, food, dialect, and work that characterize different regions. In Strawberry Girl the personality of Birdie Boyer comes alive, and the reader understands how a girl from early twentieth-century rural Florida might have lived, thought, and felt. The book is richly illustrated by the author. Her black-and-white drawings accurately portray the region and complement the straightforward text.