The following titles are located in the J Fiction area.
Baillie, Allen†††††††††††††††† LITTLE BROTHER (1992)† A young Cambodian must overcome social upheaval, a hostile jungle, and his own inability to trust, to rescue his older brother after the Vietnamese War.
Baillie, Allen†††††††††††††††† REBEL (1994)† When the General marches into Burma to take over, one student rebels.
Blair, David††††††††††††††††† FEAR THE CONDOR (1992)† Ten-year-old Bartolina is in the midst of the 1932 Bolivian war against Paraguay.
Garland, Sherry††††††††††† THE LOTUS SEED (1993)† A young Vietnamese girl carries a lotus seed to help her remember a brave emperor and the homeland she has to flee.
Giff, Patricia†††††††††††††††† NORY RYANíS SONG (2000) When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity help her family and neighbors survive.
Godden, Rumer††††††††††† PREMLATA AND THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (1996)† In Benga, India, Premlataís family is too poor to celebrate the festival of lights until fate and an elephant step in.
Grover, Wayne†††††††††††† ALI AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE (1993) An American working in Saudi Arabia befriends a young boy from a remote village and helps him train an eagle to hunt.
Heide, Florence††††††††††† SAMI AND THE TIME OF THE TROUBLES (1992)† A 10-year-old Lebanese boy must live in a basement shelter when his street is filled with bombings and fights.
Ho, Minfong†††††††††††††††† THE CLAY MARBLE (1991)† Twelve-year-old Daria must leave her home and live in a refugee camp in war-torn Cambodia.
Kidd, Diana††††††††††††††††† ONION TEARS (1991)† A young Vietnamese girl must cope with the loss of her family and adjust to her new life in Australia.
Mikaelsen, Ben†††††††††††† SPARROW HAWK RED (1993)† Thirteen-year-old Ricky tries to avenge his motherís death by stealing a high-tech radar plane from drug smugglers in Mexico.
Nye, Naomi Shihab††††† HABIBI: NAOMI SHIHAB NYE (1997) When fourteen-year-old Liyanne Abboud, and her family move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem
††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† and the Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.
Oppenheim†††††††††††††††††† HUNDREDTH NAME (1995)† In Egypt, Allahís hundredth name is unknown to man.† But Salah, hoping to lift his camelís sadness, prays that the camel will learn the hundredth name.
Pevsner, Stella††††††††††††† SING FOR YOUR FATHER SU PHAN (1997)† The youngest daughter of a prosperous trader faces change in her North Vietnamese village.
Porte, Barbara Ann††††† HEARSAY:† STRANGE TALES FROM THE MIDDLE KINGDOM (1998)† A collection of stories conveying folklore and culture in China.
Rupert, Janet E.††††††††††† AFRICAN MASK (1994)† A 12-year-old Yoruba girl living in 11th century Africa attempts to reject the man chosen to be her husband.
Russell, Ching Y.††††††††† LICHEE TREE (1997) Ten-year-old Ying, living in China in the 1940ís, wants to sell the fruit from her lichee tree to help her family.
Temple, Frances†††††††††† GRAB HANDS AND RUN (1993)† Felipe, 12, makes the difficult and dangerous journey from El Salvador to Canada with his mother and sister.
Temple, Frances†††††††††† TONIGHT BY SEA (1995)† Paulie helps her uncle secretly build a boat so they can escape Haiti.
Whelan, Gloria†††††††††††† GOODBYE VIETNAM (1992) Thirteen-year-old Mai and her family embark on a dangerous journey from Vietnam to Hong Kong.
Characters and Settings in Other Countries
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