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Author:
Harry Mazer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A 14 year old boy moves with his family to California after his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor
Author:
Pieter Van Raven
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The novel is appropriately grim and conveys the hopes and disillusionments of families migrating to California during the Depression. Van Raven's descriptions of such things as the labor of orange picking or the emptiness of the dusty and forlorn great plains are on target as is his telling of th
Author:
Joanne Oppenheim, Joanne
Reading Level:
Adult,High School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A chronicle of the correspondence between California librarian Clara Breed and young Japanese American internees during World War II
Author:
Pam Munoz Ryan
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A little girl experiences the hardship of immigrating to a new country where she no longer has the status of a Mexican princess, but a Californian laborer.
Author:
Belle Yang
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A young Chinese girl and her parents immigrate to the United States and try their best to assimilate into their San Francisco neighborhood while anxiously awaiting the arrival of their green cards.
Author:
Kathryn Lasky
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Lasky's picture-book sketch of naturalist's John Muir focuses on Muir's special love of California's snowy Sierras and Yosemite Valley and his successes in founding Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Club.
Author:
Celeste Davidson Mannis
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This picture book tells the story of American architect Julia Morgan's life, education, and work.
Author:
Victoria Scott
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Chronicles the life of a woman who was born a slave in Missouri in 1839, moved with her family to California, and later lived on a small island off the coast of British Columbia until she was 105.
Author:
William Durbin
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young boys experience of working on the Transcontinental Railroad. (Part of the My Name Is America series)
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