Lois Lenski’s American Regional Series Series
A series of seventeen novels about children from different parts of America.
Books in the Lois Lenski’s American Regional Series series:
Bayou Suzette (1943)
The daily adventures of two girls on Bayou Barataria.
Strawberry Girl (1945)
Birdie Boyer and her family move to Florida to raise strawberries.
Blue Ridge Billy (1946)
A story about life in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, before the coming of the motor car.
Judy’s Journey (1947)
The story of a family of migrant farm workers.
Boom Town Boy (1948)
One family lives the excitement of the Oklahoma oil boom.
Cotton in My Sack (1949)
A story about the life of Arkansas field laborers.
Texas Tomboy (1950)
There is a drought in cattle country in this story of Charlotte and her ranching family.
Prairie School (1951)
A story of school children in South Dakota and how they ‘fought the winter through.’
Mama Hattie’s Girl (1953)
A young African American girl experiences life in both the south, Florida, and the north, New York City in the 1950’s.
Corn Farm Boy (1954)
The life of an Iowa farm family.
San Francisco Boy (1955)
A story about a family of Chinese Americans who live in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Flood Friday (1956)
When a Vermont town is inundated by flood waters, the townspeople seek refuge in the high school.
Houseboat Girl (1957)
Patsy spends the summer on a houseboat on the Mississippi River.
Coal Camp Girl (1959)
Tina and her family live in a West Virginia coal mining town and her father and brothers are miners.
Shoo-Fly Girl (1963)
A story about a six year old Amish girl and her family.
To Be a Logger (1967)
Joel grows up in a logging family in Oregon.