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Book Lists by Setting

Book Lists by Setting



See also: India; China, Tibet, Nepal; Japan; Korea; Afghanistan; Vietnam

Bamboo People

California and Western United States

Echo (part three)

The Higher Power of Lucky

The Honest Truth

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

One Crazy Summer

Paint the Wind

Piecing Me Together (Portland, Oregon)

The Porcupine of Truth (Montana+)

Some Kind of Courage

Stone Fox

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave

Under a Painted Sky


See also: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The United Kingdom

Half a World Away (Kazakhstan)

The Magician's Elephant (Baltese)

Milkweed (Poland)


Echo (part one)

A Night Divided


Daughter of Venice

The Smile


In the Shadow of the Sun - North Korea

The Kite Fighters

A Single Shard

When My Name Was Keoko


Midwestern United States

Blue Jasmine (Iowa)

Chasing Vermeer (Chicago)

Go Big or Go Home (South Dakota)

Little House series

One Came Home (Wisconsin)

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Northeastern United States

Echo (part two - Philadelphia)

Half a Chance (New Hampshire)

A Handful of Stars (Maine)

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

The President's Daughter (Boston / D.C.)

Towers Falling

The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Connecticut)

Southeastern United States

A Gift of Magic (Florida)

Kira-Kira (Georgia)

The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Virginia)

The Lions of Little Rock (Arkansas)

Ninth Ward (New Orleans, Louisiana)

The Underneath

Woof (Louisiana)


Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam

Inside Out and Back Again

A Million Shades of Gray

Western United States

   See California and Western U.S.