Everything you need to understand or teach Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.
Where the Heart Is, a young adult novel published in 1995, was written by Billie Letts. The novel follows unfolding life of seventeen year-old Novalee Nation, who is pregnant.
When the novel begins, Novalee is traveling west with her boyfriend, Willy Jack, so Willy can get a job working on the railroad with his cousin. Novalee and Willy Jack have left their hometown of Tellico Plains, Tennessee, behind. Willy Jack abandons Novalee at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, where Novalee comes to live secretly inside the store. While staying there, Novalee is befriended by Sister Thelma Husband, a devout Christian and the welcoming committee for the town.
Novalee also meets Forney Hull, the man who runs the local library. Novalee seeks out Forney's help in caring for her buckeye tree, a gift from Benny Goodluck. Novalee turns eighteen, and soon thereafter, gives birth to a baby girl in Wal-Mart...
Where the Heart Is Lesson Plans contain 107 pages of teaching material, including: