The Search for Belle Prater

The Search for Belle Prater

Woodrow's search for his mother, Belle, continues in this sequel to Belle Prater's boy. After a strange and unexpected phone call on New Year's Eve, Woodrow with his friend, Cassie, and Cousin Gypsy, leaves home and known parts to travel to Bluefield. On the bus Woodrow sees a black person for the first time. He's a boy named Joseph and he's looking for his aunt. Helping Joseph leads the children to the world of prejudice and discrimination against African Americans. This is a sensitive story about relationships and the importance of family connections. These children go to great lengths to look for Belle Prater because a boy and his mother should be together. Adventure, curiosity and some tough lessons weave their way through the journey. Ages 9-12 176 pages

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