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USA Regional Literature

(States A - M ) [ See: N - W * titles ]

Classroom application: Travel buddy project - "Where In the USA Is Looney Lobster Reading?"

Regional literature: (1) is free of stereotyping, (2) focuses on individuals, showing them involved in universal conflicts or learning universal truths, (3) deals with the land as it connects with humans, (4) sensitizes our awareness of place.
  • Bang, Molly. Wiley and the Hairy Man. [Black America Southern states] [ALABAMA]
  • Celsi, Teresa. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1991. (28 ps.)
  • Deegan, Paul. Hank Aaron. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1974. (31 ps.)
  • Gentry, Tony. Jesse Owens. NY: Chelsea House, 1990. (111 ps.)
  • Ghigna, Charles. (Alabama Author) Good Dogs, Bad Dogs. NY: Hyperion Books for Children, 1992. (unpaged)
  • Greenfield, Eloise. Rosa Parks. NY: Crowell, 1973. (32 ps.)
  • Hamilton, Virginia. When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing: The Adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and Their Friends. NY: Blue Sky Press, 1995. [SOUTHERN STATES] (collection of stories featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, bats based on tales from an Alabam plantation)
  • Hunter, Nigel. Helen Keller. NY: Bookwright Press, 1985. (31 ps.)
  • Kelso, Richard. Walking for Freedom. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck_Vaughn, 1993. (52 ps.)
  • Nicholson, Lois. Booker T. Washington. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997.
  • Nicholson, Lois. George Washington Carver. NY: Chelsea House, 1994. (79 ps.)
  • Raber, Thomas. Bo Jackson. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1990. (64 ps.)
  • San Souci, Robert D. The Boy and the Ghost. NY: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1989. (33 ps.) [SOUTHERN STATES - Virginia/Alabama] (stay the night in a haunted house to win a fortune)
  • Sierra, Judy. Wiley and the Hairy Man. NY: Lodestar Books, 1996. [ALABAMA] (Wiley outwits the conjuring Hairy Man who lives in the nearby swamp with the help of his mother)
  • Windham, Kathryn Tucker. (Alabama Author) Jeffrey Introduces 13 Alabama Ghosts. Huntsville, Ala: Strode, 1971. (128 ps.)



  • Caudill *, Rebecca. (lived in Arkansas) (Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? (1966); A Pocketful of Cricket (1989); The Best-Loved Doll (1992)
  • Cwiklik, Robert and Charles. Bill Clinton: President of the 90s. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1997. (48 ps.)
  • Dragonwagon *, Crescent. (lived in Arkansas)
  • Greene *, Bette. (grew up in Arkansas)
  • Kelso, Richard and Willeges, Mel. Days of Courage: The Little Rock Story.
  • Lucas, Eileen and Anthony, Mar. Cracking the Wall: The Story of the Little Rock Nine. (48 ps.)
  • Ludwig, Warren. Good Morning, Granny Rose: An Arkansas Folktale. NY: Putnam's, 1990. (32 ps.) [ARKANSAS] (granny and dog share a cave with a sleepy bear during a blizzard)
  • Mercer *, Mayer. (born in Arkansas, lives in Connecticut)
  • Parkhurst, Liz Smith. Under One Flag: A Year at Rohwer. Little Rock, Ark.: August House LittleFolk, 2005. (unp) Based on a true story, Jeff, the son of an administrator at the War Relocation Center in Rohwer, Arkansas, befriends George, a young Japanese American who is forced to live in the camp with his family after his father is accused of being a spy.
  • Young, Richard and Judy Dockrey. Race with Buffalo and other Native American stories for young readers. Little Rock: August House, 1994.
  • Blassingame, Wyatt. Bent's Fort: Crossroads to the Great West. Champaign, IL: Garrard, 1967. (96 ps.)
  • Bledsoe, Sara. Colorado. (Hello USA series) Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1993. ( 72 ps.)
  • Granfield, Linda. Cowboys, an Album. NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1994. (96 ps.)
  • Lavender, David. The Santa Fe Trail. NY: Holiday House, 1995. (64 ps.)
  • Amstel, Marsha. Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride. NY: Carolrhoda, 2000. (48 ps.)
  • DePaola, Tomie. Now One Foot, Now the Other. NY: Putnam, 1980. (32 ps.)
  • Dubanevich, Arlene. Pigs in Hiding. (32 ps.)
  • Duke, Kate. Roseberry's Great Escape. NY: Four Winds Press, 1990. (24 ps. )
  • Maestro, Betsy and Giulio. Ferryboat. 1986. (30 ps.)
  • Monjo, F.N. The Secret of Sachem's Tree. NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972. (60 ps.)
  • San Souci, Robert D. The Birds of Killingworth: Based on a Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2002. (unp.) [CONNECTICUT] [COLONIAL KILLINGWORTH]
  • Shasha, Mark. Night of the Moonjellies. NY: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1992. (unpaged)
  • Shasha, Mark. The Hall of Beasts. NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1994. (32 ps.)
  • Fradin, Dennis. The Delaware Colony. Chicago: Children's Press, 1992.
  • Guccione, Leslie. Come Morning . Minneapolis: Carolrhoda, 1995.
    Twelve-year-old Freedom, the son of a freed slave living in Delaware in the early 1850s, takes over his father's work in the Underground Railroad when his father disappears.
  • Mitchell, Barbara. Cornstalks and Cannonballs. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1980. (46 ps.)
  • Mitchell, Barbara. Red Bird. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1996.
  • Buffet, Jimmy. Trouble Dolls. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.
  • Cech, John. Django. NY: Four Winds Press, 1994. [FLORIDA] (boy uses a fiddle to save the animals from a hurricane-produced flood)
  • George, Jean Craighead. The Talking Earth. NY: Harper & Row, 1987. (151 ps.)
  • Hall, Nancy. Spike and Mike. Chicago: Children's Press, 1993. (38 ps.)
  • Kudlinski, Kathleen. Night Bird. NY: Viking, 1993. (54 ps.)
  • McKay, Kathleen Canavan. Hearts of Rosewood. Greensboro: Tudor Publishers, 1998. (123 ps.) As they reflect on the horror of the massacre of their Rosewood, Florida community in 1923, two elderly black women gradually come to a resolution of their sorrow and pain.
  • Medearis, Angela Shelf. Dancing With the Indians. NY: Holiday House, 1991. (unpaged)
  • Naylor, Phillis Reynolds. To Walk the Sky Path. NY: Dell, 1992. (144 ps.)
  • Wade, Linda. St. Augustine, America's Oldest City. Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Enterprises, 1991. (48 ps.)
  • Banks, Sara. Remember My Name. Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1993. (120 ps.)
  • Bealer, Alex. Only the Names Remain. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996. (79 ps.)
  • Brill, Marlene Targ. The Trail of Tears: The Cherokee Journey From Home. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1995.
  • Bruchac, Joseph. The Trail of Tears. NY: Random House, 1999.
  • Stein, Conrad. Trail of Tears. Chicago: Children's Press, 1993.
  • Ackerman, Diane. Where Shy Seals Play. NY: Crown Publishers, 1995.
  • Hoobler, Dorothy. Aloha Means Come Back: The Story of a World War II Girl. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1991. (55 ps.)
  • Hopkinson, Deborah. Pearl Harbor. NY: Dillon Press, 1991. (72 ps.)
  • Kudlinski, Kathleen. Pearl Harbor Is Burning! NY: Puffin, 1993. (54 ps.)
  • Martin, Rafe. The Shark God. NY: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2001. (unp.) [HAWAII] (for freeing a shark caught in a net, the Shark God rescues a brother and sister from a cruel king's imprisonment)
  • Rattigan, Jama. Dumpling Soup. Boston: Little Brown, 1992. (32 ps.)
  • Rattigan, Jama Kim. The Woman in the Moon: A Story from Hawaii. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown, 1996. (unp.) [HAWAII] (How Hina, the best tapa-maker, goes to live on the moon)
  • Stanley, Diane. The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka'iulani of Hawaii. NY: Four Winds Press, 1991. (40 ps.)
  • Wardlaw, Lee. Punia and the King of Sharks: A Hawaiian Folktale. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997. (unp.) [HAWAII] (fisherman finds different ways to trick the King of Sharks)
  • Williams, Julie Stewart. And the Birds Appeared. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1988. (29 ps.) [HAWAII] (how Maui, a boy with magical powers, made the birds appear on Hawaii)
  • Duey, Kathleen. Celou Sudden Shout, Idaho. NY: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998. (150 ps.)
  • Fradin, Dennis. Sacagawea: The Journey to the West. Parsippany, NJ: Silver Press, 1998.
  • Shaughnessy, Diane. Sacajawea, Shoshone Trailblazer. NY: PowerKids Press, 1997.
  • Local author: Aylesworth *, Jim. Country Crossing. NY: Atheneum, 1991. (32 ps.)
  • Brenner, Martha. Abe Lincoln's Hat. NY: Random House, 1994.
  • Crosby, Alexander. Go Find Hanka. San Carlos, CA: Golden Gate Junior Books, 1970. (44 ps.)
  • Local authors: Geisert, Arthur and Bonnie. Haystack. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1995. (32 ps.)
  • Grimes, Nikki. Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman. New York: Orchard Books, 2002.
  • Harvey, Brett. Cassie's Journey: Going West in the 1860s. NY: Holiday House, 1988. (39 ps.)
  • Hoobler, Dorothy. The Summer of Dreams: The Story of a World's Fair Girl. Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1993. (63 pages) In 1893 while working at the Chicago World's Fair, a young Italian-American girl meets two prominent women, Mrs. Potter Palmer and Jane Addams, and learns about the achievements of other women throughout history. (Italy)
  • Hunt, Irene. Across Five Aprils. Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1993 (212 ps) Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.
  • McCurdy, Charles. The Train They Call thr City of New Orleans. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2003. (unp) [ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA]
  • Polacco *, Patricia. Just Plain Fancy. NY: Bantam, 1990. (32 ps.)
  • Pryor, Bonnie. The House on Maple Street. NY: Morrow, 1987. (32 ps.)
  • Quackenbush, Robert. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1974. (33 ps.)
    • Music connection: Chicago Fire Round * | The O'Leary Legend *
  • Henry, Joanne Landers. Log Cabin in the Woods: A True Story About A Pioneer Boy. NY: Four Winds Press, 1988. (60 ps.)



  • Greene, Carol. Daniel Boone: Man of the Forests. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1990. (47 ps.)
  • McCurdy, Charles. The Train They Call thr City of New Orleans. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2003. (unp) [ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA]
  • Beneduce, Ann. A Weekend with Winslow Homer. NY: Rizzoli, 1993. (64 ps.)
  • Cerullo, Mary. Lobsters: Gangster of the Sea. NY: Cobblehill Books, 1994. (56 ps.)
  • Chetkowski, Emily. Mabel Takes the Ferry.
  • Coatsworth, Elizabeth.
  • Cooney, Barbara, Miss Rumphius. NY: Viking Press, 1982. (32 ps.)
  • Deans, Sis Boulas. Chick-A-Dee-Dee-Dee: A Very Special Bird.
  • Deans, Sis Boulas. The Legend of Blazing Bear.
  • Fox, Paula. Western Wind. NY: Orchard Books, 1993. (201 ps.)
  • Gibbons, Gail. Beacons of Light: Lighthouses. NY: Morrow Junior Books. 1990. (32 ps.)
  • Gibbons, Gail. Christmas on an Island. NY: Morrow Junior Books, 1994.
  • Gibbons, Gail. Puffins are Back! NY: Harper Collins, 1991. (32 ps.)
  • Hatcher, Maynard. The Liberty Pole. Mt. Desert, ME: Windswept House, 1987. (200 ps.)
  • Hollenbeck, Kathleen. Lobster's Secret. Norwalk, CT: Soundprints, 1996. (31 ps.)
  • Hopkinson, Deborah. Birdie's Lighthouse. NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1997.
  • Ipcar, Dahlov. Lobsterman. Camden, ME: Down East Books, 1962.
  • Lasky, Kathryn. Fourth of July Bear. NY: Morrow Junior Books, 1991. (unpaged)
  • Lasky, Kathryn, My Island Grandma. NY: F. Warne, 1979. (32 ps.)
  • Levin Betty. The Banished. NY: Greenwillow Books, 1999.
  • Levin, Betty. A Binding Spell. NY: F. Dutton, 1984. (179 ps.)
  • Levin, Betty. Fire in the Wind. NY: Greenwillow Books, 1995. (137 ps.)
  • Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Bizzy Bones and Uncle Ezra. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1984. (32 ps.)
  • Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. The Finest Horse in Town. NY: Harper Collins, 1992. (32 ps.)
  • Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Grandmother Bryant's Pocket. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996. (48 ps.)
  • McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries for Sal. NY: Viking Press, 1948. (54 ps.)
  • McCloskey, Robert. Burt Dow: Deep Water Man. NY: Viking Press, 1963. (61 ps.)
  • McCloskey, Robert. One Morning in Maine. NY: Viking Press, 1952. (64 ps. )
  • McCloskey, Robert. Time of Wonder. NY: Viking Press, 1957. (63 ps.)
  • McMillan, Bruce. Finest Kind O'Day: Lobstering in Maine. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1977. (48 ps. )
  • McMillan, Bruce. Puffins Climb, Puffins Rhyme. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995.
  • Olson, Arielle North. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter. Boston: Little, Brown, 1987. (32 ps.)
  • Sargent, Ruth. Abbie Burgess: Lighthouse Heroine. NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1969. (190 ps.)
  • White, E. B. Charlotte's Web. NY: Harper & Row, 1952. (184 ps.)
  • White, E. B. Stuart Little. NY: Harper, 1945. (131 ps.)
  • White. E. B. Trumpet of the Swan. NY: Harper Collins, 1970. (210 ps.)
  • Gillerlain, Gayle. Reverend Thomas's False Teeth. Mahwah, NJ: BridgeWater Books, 1995.
  • Hahn, Mary Downing. Anna All Year Round. NY: Clarion Books, 1999. (unpaged)
  • Hollenbeck, Kathleen. Dancing on the Sand: The Story of An Atlantic Blue Crab. Norwalk, CT: Soundprints, 1999. (unpaged)
  • Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Aunt Flossie's Hats (And Crab Cakes Later. NY: Clarion Books, 1991. (unpaged)
  • Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Chita's Christmas Tree. NY: Bradbury Press, 1989. (32 ps.)
  • Kent, Deborah. The Star-Spangled Banner. Chicago: Children's Press, 1995. (30 ps.)
  • Kroll, Steven. By the Dawn's Early Light: The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner. NY: Scholastic, 1994. (40 ps.)
  • Lehne, Judith Logan. When the Ragman Sings. NY: HarperCollins, 1993. (116 ps.)
  • Mitchell, Barbara. Waterman's Child. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1997. (unpaged)
  • Wahl, Jan. The Singing Geese. NY: Lodestar Books, 1998. (unp.)
MASSACHUSETTS [films * Massachusetts settings]
  • Massachusetts children's authors: Jane Yolen (A Letter From Phoenix Farm), Marcia Sewall, Marc Brown, Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett
  • Applebaum, Diana. Giants in the Land. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.(1700s logging)
  • Brett, Jan. Comet's Nine Lives. NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1996. (unpaged)
  • Brown, Marc. Arthur's Eyes. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979.
  • Brust, Beth Wagner. The Great Molasses Flood. Troll, 1998.
  • Cherry, Lynne. A River Ran Wild. 1992. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. (Nashua River)
  • Christian, Mary Blount. Goody Sherman's Pig. New York: Macmillan, 1991. (43 ps.) In Massachusetts in 1636, Goody Sherman begins a 1egal battle over her pig that ends up dividing the legislative department of the colony into two independent branches.
  • Cohen, Caron. Crook Jaw. 1997. NY: Holt, 1997.
  • Fritz, Jean. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere. NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973. (Boston)
  • George, Jean Craighead. The First Thanksgiving. NY: Philomel Books, 1993.
  • Hamilton, Virginia. Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of A Fugitive Slave . NY: Knopf, 1993. (193 ps)
    A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts.
  • Harness, Cheryl. Three Young Pilgrims. NY: Bradbury Press, 1992. (unpaged)
  • Hurst, Carol Otis. Terrible Storm. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2007. (unp.) A child's two grandfathers relate their boyhood experiences of the "terrible blizzard of 1888," during which each was stuck for three days doing what he disliked the most.
  • Hurst, Carol Otis. You Come to Yokum. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. (137 ps.) Summary Twelve-year-old Frank witnesses his mother's struggles to muster support for women's right to vote even as the family's life is transformed by a year running a lodge in western Massachusetts in the early 1920s.
  • Jaspersohn, William. Cranberries. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. (32 ps.)
  • Johnson, Donald B. Henry Hikes to Fitchburg. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. (32 ps.)
  • Johnston, Norma. Lotta's Progress. New York: Avon Books, 1997. (155 pages) In 1848 when Lotta's family immigrates to Boston from Germany, they face all sorts of difficulties until they are befriended by the Alcott family who have set themselves up as "missionaries to the poor." (Germany)
  • Johnston, Tony. The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe. (1997) (New England tale)
  • Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar. NY: Cobblehill Books, 1990. (32 ps.) (Nantucket area)
  • Krensky, Stephen. Sisters of Scituate Light. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2008. (unp.) In 1814, when their father leaves them in charge of the Scituate lighthouse outside of Boston, two teenaged sisters devise a clever way to avert an attack by a British warship patrolling the Massachusetts coast.
  • Krensky, Stephen. Witch Hunt: It Happened in Salem Village. NY: Random House, 1989. (48 ps.)
  • Lowe, Steve. Walden. 1990. NY: Philomel Books, 1990. (unpaged) [ The life of Thoreau at Walden Pond, Concord]
  • Manitonquat. The Children of the Morning Light. NY: Macmillan, 1994. (72 ps.)
  • McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings. NY: Viking Press, 1941. (67 ps.) (Boston Public Gardens)
  • McCully, Emily Arnold. The Bobbin Girl. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996. A ten-year-old bobbin girl working in a textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1830s must make a difficult decision about participating in the first workers' strike in Lowell. [based on the life of Harriet Hanson Robinson]
  • Meltzer, Milton. Tough Times: A Novel. New York: Clarion Books, 2007. (168 ps.) In 1931 Worcester, Massachusetts, Joey Singer, the teenaged son of Jewish immigrants, suffers with his family through the early part of the Great Depression, trying to finish high school, working a milk delivery route, marching on Washington, and eventually even becoming a hobo, all the while trying to figure out how to go to college and realize his dream of becoming a writer.
  • Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, 1993. (6 sound discs unabridged) An impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1840s.
  • Peters, Russell M. Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1992.
  • Rappaport, Doreen. The Boston Coffee Party. NY: Harper & Row, 1988.
  • Rey, H. A. Curious George. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. (55 ps.) [MASSACHUSETTS AUTHOR]
  • San Souci, Robert D. Feathertop: Based on the Tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne. NY: Doubleday, 1992. [colonial New England] (witch and scarecrow)
  • San Souci, Robert D. The Red Heels. NY: Dial Books, 1995. (unp.) [colonial New England](witch)
  • Sewall, Marcia. People of the Breaking Day. NY: Atheneum, 1990. (48 ps.)
  • Sewall, Marcia. The Pilgrims of Plimoth. NY: Atheneum, 1986. (48 ps.)
  • Shortsleeve, Kevin. The Story of Cape Cod. Cataumet, MA: Cape Cod Life, 1993. (63 ps.)
  • Spooner, J. B. (Terre Lamb Seeley, illus.) The Story of the Little Black Dog. NY: Arcade Pub., 1994. (unpaged)
  • Strohmeier, Lenice. Mingo. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2003. (unp) In Massachusetts in 1771, seven-year-old Olivia learns about freedom from her father's slave, Mingo, who was promised that he'd be freed when the tide was low enough that he could walk to a certain spot offshore.
  • Turkle, Brinton. The Adventures of Obadiah. NY: Viking Press, 1974. (39 ps.) (Quakers)
  • Waters, John F. Night Raiders Along the Cape. New York: Silver Moon Press, 1997. (92 ps.) When British raids off the coast of New England become more frequent, young Asa must row through the night to warn his friends on the Massachusetts coast of an impending attack.
  • Waters, Kate. Samuel Eatons' Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy. NY: Scholastic, 1993. (40 ps.)
  • Waters, Kate. Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl. 1989. (32 ps.)
  • Waters, Kate. Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times. NY: Scholastic, 1996. (39 ps.)
  • Weller, Frances Ward. (Marcia Sewall, illus.) Madaket Millie. NY: Philomel Books, 1996. (32 ps.)
  • Weller, Frances Ward. (Robert J. Blake, illus.) Riptide. NY: Philomel Books, 1990. (32 ps.)
  • Yolen, Jane. Letting Swift River Go. (Quabbin Reservoir) Boston: Little, Brown, 1992. (unpaged)(Quabbin Reservoir)
  • Yolen, Jane. Tea with an Old Dragon: A Story of Sophia Smith, Founder of Smith College. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 1998. (unpaged)

  • Skehan, James W. Roadside Geology of Massachusetts. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2001. (geology of eastern, central, and the Berkshires)



  • Coleman, Evelyn. White Socks Only. Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1996. (32 ps.)
  • Colman, Penny. Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight For the Vote. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1993. (unpaged)
  • Elish, Dan. James Meredith and School Desegregation. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1994. (32 ps.)
  • Holling, Clancy. Minn of the Mississippi. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. (85 ps.)
  • McCall, Edith. Biography of a River: The Living Mississippi. NY: Walker, 1990. (162 ps.)
  • McCurdy, Charles. The Train They Call thr City of New Orleans. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2003. (unp) [ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA]
  • Miller, Robert. A Pony for Jeremiah . NJ: Silver Burdett, 1997. (63 ps)
    After running away from the Mississippi plantation where they had been slaves, nine-year-old Jeremiah Johnson and his family begin a new life in Nebraska, where Jeremiah meets a Cheyenne boy who becomes a good friend.
  • Mitchell, Margaree King. Grandaddy's Gift. Mahwah, NJ: BridgeWater Books, 1997. (32 ps.)
  • Robinet, Harriette Gillem. Mississippi Chariot. NY: Atheneum, 1994. (unpaged)
  • Taylor, Mildred. Mississippi Bridge. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1990. (62 ps.)
  • Anderson, William. Pioneer Girl. NY: HarperCollins, 1998. (unpaged) (a story about Laura Ingalls Wilder whose home was in Mansfield, Missouri)
  • Edwards, June. Huckleberry Finn. Milwaukee: Raintree Publishers, 1980. (48 ps.)
  • Green, Carl. Butch Cassidy. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1995. (48 ps.) [Local author]
  • Haynes, Richard. The Thong Tree. (a story of the Native American custom of bending trees to mark water or shelter for others)
  • Kurtz, Jane. I'm Sorry, Almira Ann. NY: Holt, 1999. (unpaged)
  • MacBride, Roger. In the Land of the Big Red Apple. NY: Harper Collins, 1995. (unpaged)
  • McKissack, Patricia. A Million Fish...More or Less. NY: Knopf, 1992. (unpaged) [St. Louis author]
  • McKissack, Patricia. Flossie and the Fox. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1986. (32 ps.) [St. Louis author]
  • Rodgers, Ann. Lewis and Clark in Missouri. (1993)
  • Sanford, William Reynolds. Belle Starr. Hillside, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1992. (48 ps.)
  • Schroeder, Alan. Ragtime Tumpie. Boston: Joy Street Books, 1989. (32 ps.) (the story of Josephine Baker who was from St. Louis)
  • Suggs, George Jr. Water Mills of Missouri Ozarks. (1990)
  • Tate, Eleanora. Front Porch Stories at the One Room School. NY: Bantam, 1992. (98 ps.)
  • Benson, Marjorie. Yellowstone. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck Vaughn, 1995. (unpaged)
  • Ferrell, Nancy. The Battle of the Little Bighorn in American History. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1996. (128 ps.)
  • Goble, Paul. Red Hawk's Account of Custer's Last Battle. NY: Pantheon Books, 1969. (59 ps.)
  • Icenoggle, Jodi. 'Til The Cows Come Home. Pennsylvania: Boyds Mills Press, 2004. (unp) [local author]
  • Stein, Conrad. The Battle of the Little Bighorn. NY: Children's Press, 1997.

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