By Ruth White
Round 5:00 a.m. on a hot Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her mattress and vanished from the face of the earth.
Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a thought approximately what occurred to Belle Prater, yet twelve-year-old Gypsy wishes the proof, and while her cousin Woodrow, Aunt Belle's son strikes round the corner, she has her likelihood. Woodrow isn't as imminent as Gypsy hopes, but he turns into greater than only a interest to her-- in the course of their sixth-grade 12 months she unearths that they have got sufficient in universal to be top buddies. however, Gypsy is wondered via Woodrow's calm reputation of his mother's disappearance, specially seeing that she herself hasn't ever gotten over her father's dying. while Woodrow ultimately finds that he's been protecting a mystery approximately his mom, Gypsy starts off to appreciate that there are other ways of discovering the power to stand the reality, irrespective of how painful it is.
Belle Prater's Boy is a 1996 Boston Globe - Horn booklet Awards Honor booklet for Fiction and a 1997 Newbery Honor ebook.
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Nicht zuletzt damit zusammen, dass die bisherige Forschung entweder einzelfallanalytisch vorgegangen ist (Forschung zu Medien und Diasporabildung) oder aber für Massenmedien entwickelte Begriffe und Methoden auf die Erforschung von digitalen Medien übertragen hat (Forschung zu Medien und ethnischen Minderheiten). 4 Neuausrichtungen: Integrationsbegriff, Analyseparadigma und Methodik Nimmt man die bis hierher entwickelte Kontextualisierung der Forschung zu Medien und Migration ernst, so erscheint deren Neuausrichtung im Hinblick auf eine Beschäftigung mit digitalen Medien an zumindest drei Punkten zielführend.