Book List in Order: 19 titles

  • The folk tales of the Vietnamese culture are extremely important, as they depict the creation of their people and their traditions. Here, some of the favorite tales of the Children of the Dragon are researched and retold for a modern audience with gr...


  • This illustrated history for young readers offers a sweeping view of the events that led up to and followed this famous battle. The story begins in 1863 and continues to 1923, told through the voices of the participants. The gripping images draw read...


  • When Brandon and Wayne are hired to do odd jobs at the Houston Mounted Police stables, they decide to sabotage Skyjacker, a beautiful new horse, after his rider plays practical jokes on them. But when Skyjacker is kicked off the force as a result, th...


  • Freed slaves who headed West to start careers in the army after the Civil War were nicknamed "buffalo soldiers" by the Cheyenne Indians because of their hair and their displays of strength. A buffalo soldier�s account of the bravery and courage ...



  • In the journal she receives for her twelfth birthday in 1835, Lucinda Lawrence describes the hardships her family and other residents of the "Texas colonies" endure when they decide to face the Mexicans in a fight for their freedom....



  • Caroline Long discovers the family she never knew existed when she runs away and joins Shawnee Sam’s Wild West Extravaganza. “The Wild West show milieu and the effect it has on the Indians who work in it ring true, and readers will empathize with...


  • A teenage boy sent to live with relatives discovers self-respect, honesty, and family loyalty through an unlikely friendship with a poor boy. “A good read for those who enjoy a contemporary story with an upbeat ending.”--School Library Journal...






  • Twelve-year-old Dusty has an overwhelming fear of drowning. While on a cruise to the Caribbean with his father, stepmother, and stepsisters-a cruise he did his best to avoid-Dusty discovers the ghost of Tahni, an Arawak Indian girl, in the cabin next...


  • Fourteen-year-old Ipa-tah-chi has survived the Apache raid that killed her grandmother and took her older brother hostage. But when strange, pale warriors ride into her village on magnificent four-legged creatures, Ipa's way of life -- like that of t...



  • Saddened and puzzled by the suicide of a teenage neighbor, a small boy remembers the teenager playing basketball alone, feeding pigeons, and caring for a stray dog--and is sorry he did not try to make friends with him....


  • Sixteen-year-old Danny Vo is enmeshed in two worlds—his Houston high school and his Vietnamese home life. He’s finally caught the eye of beautiful blond Tiffany Marie, only to find out that her brother is a white supremacist. And his life gets ev...


  • When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. “Exquisite artwork fuses with a compelling narrative--a concise endnote places the story effectively within a historical conte...



  • Alyssa sneaked out of Captain Mac's shack and headed down to the charter boat. She hid below, under the bedcovers. But it hadn't been fun at all. The waves punched the boat with angry fists of water, and she felt sick and threw up. Her father had bee...


  • Seventeen-year-old Loi, whose father was an American soldier, is ostracized by her fellow villagers because she is con-lai, a half-breed. Loi has been promised to a cruel older man, but rather than marry him, she flees to Ho Chi Minh City, and along ...


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    Fifteen-year-old Lorenzo Bonifacio never intended to be a soldier. But when the soldados raid his tiny Mexican village, Lorenzo finds himself forced to join General Santa Anna's army . . . all because of the pesky goatherd Catalina and the haughty Es...