Wednesday, March 5, 2008

California: Books with Our State as a Setting or Reflecting the California Experience

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

The Plum Plum Pickers by Raymond Barrio

Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books by Francesca Lia Block

A Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western by Richard Brautigan

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco by Marilyn Chase

My Own Two Feet: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary

Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp by Michael Cooper

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

The Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Kim Deitch

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

The Life History of a Star by Kelly Easton

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

California Time by Ernest Finney

My Sister from the Black Lagoon by Laurie Fox

Bitter Melon: Stories from the Last Rural Chinese Town in America by Jeff Gillenkirk and James Motlow

Cecil Poole, A Life in the Law by James Haskins

The Legend of Fire Horse Woman by Jeanne W. Houston

What the Scarecrow Said: A Novel by Stewart David Ikeda

Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez

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

Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson

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

Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott

Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin

China Boy by Gus Lee

Cantora by Sylvia Lopez-Medina

McTeague: A story of San Francisco by Frank Norris

Citizen 13660 by Mine Okubo

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

Concrete River by Luis J. Rodriguez

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

True Notebooks by Mark Salzman

The Human Comedy by William Saroyan

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

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor

Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family by Yoshiko Uchida

Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes

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