CHILDREN OF THE DRAGON: SELECTED TALES FROM VIETNAM (2012) illus by Trina Schart Hyman Grades 1-5
  This is a re-issuing of the original version published by Harcourt in 2001, which had six tales. This version has three folk tales.
  ISBN: 978-1-45561-709-8

VOICES OF THE WESTERN FRONTIER (2016) illus. by Julie Dupre Buckner Grades 2-5
  ISBN: 978-1-4556-1961-0. American Western Expansion from Lewis and Clark through modern times

VOICES OF PEARL HARBOR (2013) illus. by Layne Johnson Grades 2-5
  ISBN: 978-1-4556-1609-1. The 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor through the eyes of sixteen narratives.

VOICES OF THE DUST BOWL (2012) illus by Judith Hierstein Grades 2-5
  ISBN: 978-1-58980- 964-2 The Dust Bowl of the 1930's through the eyes of sixteen narratives.

VOICES OF GETTYSBURG (2010) illus by Judith Hierstein. Grades 2-5
  ISBN: 978-1-58980-653-5. American Civil War history through eyes of 16 narratives. Storytelling World Award.

THE BUFFALO SOLDIER (2006) illus by Ronald Himler. Grades 2-5
  ISBN 978-1-58980-391-6. The narrative of a former slave who became a Buffalo Soldier; covers 1865-1945. Many awards.

VOICES OF THE ALAMO (originally published by Scholastic; reprinted by Pelican in 2004) Illus. by Ronald Himler. Grades 2-5
  ISBN 1-58980-222-5. Texas history through the eyes of 16 narratives. Won many honors.

BEST HORSE ON THE FORCE (paperback edition) Grades 2-4
  ISBN: 978-1-58980-437 (paperback). Adventures of two boys & a Houston police horse.
  [Hardcover edition originally published by Holt is available from author]

THE LOTUS SEED (Harcourt Brace, 1993) ills. By Tatsuro Kiuchi Grades K and up
  ISBN 0-15-249465-0 (hardback) ISBN: 0-15-201483-7 (paperback)
  A Vietnamese woman's journey through life from childhood to old age. Won many awards.

SHADOW OF THE DRAGON (Harcourt Brace, 1993) YA Grades 6 and up
  ISBN 0-15-273530-5 (hardback) ISBN 0-15-273532-1 (paperbk)
  A Vietnamese teen struggles with loyalty to family traditions and American friends. Many awards.

SONG OF THE BUFFALO BOY (Harcourt Brace, 1992) YA Grades 6 and up
  ISBN# 0-15-277107-7 (hardback) ISBN# 0-15-200098-4 (paperback)
  An Amerasian girl in Vietnam tries to find the truth about her American father. Won many awards.

Books Arranged by Publisher:
OUT OF PRINT BOOKS Available from Author. Contact me for prices and availability:

THE SUMMER SANDS (Harcourt Brace, 1995) ills. By Robert J. Lee Grades K-5
  Focuses on Gulf Coast ecology (hardcover)

MY FATHER'S BOAT illus. by Ted Rand (Scholastic, 1998) Grades K-5
  Vietnamese shrimpers along Gulf Coast (hardcover and paperback available)


BEST HORSE ON THE FORCE (Henry Holt, 1991) Grades 2-4 (hardcover edition)
  Adventures of two boys & a Houston police horse.
  [Paperback edition is available from Pelican Publishing]

THE SILENT STORM (Harcourt Brace, 1993) Grades 5 and up [paperback only]
 A girl on Galveston Island struggles with painful memories during a hurricane. Many awards.

THE LAST RAINMAKER (Harcourt Brace, 1997) Grades 5 and up
  Girl joins a wild west show in 1900 to find the identity of her mother (hardback & paperback available)

VALLEY OF THE MOON: The Diary of Maria Rosalia de Milagros (Dear America Series, 2001) Grades 4 and up
  California history in 1846 told by Mexican/Indian girl. [also available from Scholastic]

A LINE IN THE SAND: THE ALAMO DIARY OF LUCINDA LAWRENCE (Dear America Series, 1998) Grades 4 & up [out of stock]
Texas History. Great book for fourth graders in Texas schools.


INDIO (Harcourt 1995) Grades 6 and up
  Historical novel set in 1500's Texas, depicting how arrival of Spaniards affected Native
  Americans. BBYA, WWA Spur Award (hardcover & paperback available)

IN THE SHADOW OF THE ALAMO (Harcourt, Fall 2001). YA Grades 6 and up [limited number available]
  ISBN 0-15-201744-5 YA novel about a young Mexican soldier in Santa Anna's army at the time of Texas Revolution.
LETTERS FROM THE MOUNTAIN (Harcourt) Grades 6 and up [some 5th graders]
  A troubled teen from the city is sent to live with relatives on a Texas mountain.
  [I only have a few of the paperback edition in stock]

NON-FICTION: for ages 16 and up

WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS (Writer's Digest Books, 1998)
 A how-to book for those who want to write for teenagers; ins & outs of getting published.
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