Ruth White (children's author)

Ruth C. White (March 15, 1942 — June 8, 2017) was an American children's writer. Her novel Belle Prater's Boy was a Newbery Honor Book in 1997.[1]

Ruth C. White
Born(1942-03-15)March 15, 1942
Whitewood, Virginia
DiedJune 8, 2017(2017-06-08) (aged 75)
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania


  • The City Rose, as Ruth White Miller (1977)
  • Sweet Creek Holler
  • Belle Prater's Boy, Newbery Honor, Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor
  • Memories of Summer ALA Top Ten Books of the Year, 2001
  • Tadpole biographical fiction
  • Buttermilk Hill, a sequel to Weeping Willow
  • The Search for Belle Prater, a sequel to "Belle Prater's Boy"
  • Way Down Deep
  • Little Audrey Booklist Top of the List, 2009
  • The Treasure of Way Down Deep
  • You'll Like it Here (Everybody Does)
  • A month of Sundays


  • Diary of a Wildflower, loosely based on the author's mother's early years
  • Lily of the Valley: Mansions of Karma, book 1
  • Serendipity: Memoir of a Mystic'
  • The Blues of Lotus Hall
  • Hanging With Ecila


  1. ^ "1997 Newbery Medal and Honor Books". Association for Library Service to Children. 1997. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

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