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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.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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Blue Ridge Billy (1946)

A story about life in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, before the coming of the motor car.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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Boom Town Boy (1948)

One family lives the excitement of the Oklahoma oil boom.

Author: Lois Lenski
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Coal Camp Girl (1959)

Tina and her family live in a West Virginia coal mining town and her father and brothers are miners.

Author: Lois Lenski
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Corn Farm Boy (1954)

The life of an Iowa farm family.

Author: Lois Lenski
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Cotton in My Sack (1949)

A story about the life of Arkansas field laborers.

Author: Lois Lenski
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Deer Valley Girl (1968)

Two Vermont families are reconciled after a three-generation feud.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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Flood Friday (1956)

When a Vermont town is inundated by flood waters, the townspeople seek refuge in the high school.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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Houseboat Girl (1957)

Patsy spends the summer on a houseboat on the Mississippi River.

Author: Clyde Robert Bulla
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Judy’s Journey (1947)

The story of a family of migrant farm workers.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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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.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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Prairie School (1951)

A story of school children in South Dakota and how they ‘fought the winter through.’

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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San Francisco Boy (1955)

A story about a family of Chinese Americans who live in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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Shoo-Fly Girl (1963)

A story about a six year old Amish girl and her family.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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Strawberry Girl (1945)

Birdie Boyer and her family move to Florida to raise strawberries.

1946

Author: Lois Lenski
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Texas Tomboy (1950)

There is a drought in cattle country in this story of Charlotte and her ranching family.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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To Be a Logger (1967)

Joel grows up in a logging family in Oregon.

Author: Lois Lenski
Illustrator: Lois Lenski

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