Tuesday, March 11, 2008

California Authors: Books Reflecting the Literary Diversity of the Golden State

Grades 9-12

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Paula by Isabel Allende

The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Alicia: My Story by Alicia Appleman-Jurman

Voices from the Fields: Children of Migrant Farm Workers Tell Their Stories by S. Beth Atkin

Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Patillo Bealls

Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books by Francesca Lia Block

A Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western by Richard Brautigan

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

My Own Two Feet: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary

And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City High School Students by Miles Corwin

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas

Wild Ocean: America's Parks Under the Sea by Sylvia A. Earle

Bad by Jean Ferris

Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher by Richard P. Feynman

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

Mind's Eye by Paul Fleischman

Whirligig by Paul Fleischman

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany by Eleanor Ramrath Garner

Nappy: Growing Up Black and Female in America by Aliona Gibson

A Child of Hitler by Alfons Heck

Sonny's War by Valerie Hobbs

The Legend of Fire Horse Woman by Jeanne W. Houston

Celebrating a Quinceanera: A Latina's 15th Birthday Celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang

Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jimenez

Kissing God Goodbye: Poems, 1991-1996 by June Jordan

The Floating World by Cynthia Kadohata

Chinhominey's Secret by Nancy Kim

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924 by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama

The Brimstone Journals by Ronald Koertge

Stoner and Spaz by Ronald Koertge

Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin

China Boy by Gus Lee

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

To Build a Fire and Other Stories by Jack London

Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida by Victor Martinez

A Book of Luminous Things by Czeslaw Milosz (editor)

Unattainable Earth by Czeslaw Milosz

McTeague, A Story of San Francisco by Frank Norris

Citizen 13660 by Mine Okubo

Topdog Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks

Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge

Always Running: La vida loca, Gang Days in LA by Luis J. Rodriguez

Concrete River by Luis J. Rodriguez

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez by Richard Rodriguez

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

True Notebooks by Mark Salzman

Grand Avenue by Greg Sarris

Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California by Jerry Stanley

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor

Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

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