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The author has a limited number of in-print and out-of-print titles for sale that she will gladly autograph. Contact her directly by e-mail for prices and shipping costs.
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT: Order Info: 1-800-543-1918
(Now owned by Harper Collins)
THE LOTUS SEED (Harcourt Brace, 1993) ills. By Tatsuro Kiuchi) Grades K and up
ISBN 0-15-249465-0 (hardback) ISBN: 0-15-201483-7 (paperback)
A Vietnamese immigrant's journey through life. Won many awards.

SHADOW OF THE DRAGON (Harcourt Brace, 1993) YA Grades 6 and up
ISBN 0-15-273530-5 (hardback) ISBN 0-15-273532-1 (paperbk)
A Vietnamese teen struggles with loyalty to family traditions and American friends. Won many awards.

SONG OF THE BUFFALO BOY (Harcourt Brace, 1992) YA Grades 6 and up
ISBN# 0-15-277107-7 (hardback) ISBN# 0-15-200098-4 (paperback)
An Amerasian girl in Vietnam tries to find the truth about her American father. Won many awards.
PELICAN PUBLISHING: Order Info: 1-800-843-1724.
CHILDREN OF THE DRAGON: SELECTED TALES FROM VIETNAM (2012) illus by Trina Schart Hyman Grades 1-5 [This is a re-issuing of the original version published by Harcourt in 2001, which had six tales. This version has three tales.]
ISBN: 978-1-45561-709-8

THE BUFFALO SOLDIER (2006) illus by Ronald Himler. Grades 2-5
ISBN 978-1-58980-391-6. The narrative of a former slave who became a Buffalo Soldier; covers 1865-1945. Many awards.

VOICES OF THE ALAMO (originally published by Scholastic; reprinted by Pelican in 2004) Illus. by Ronald Himler. Grades 2-5 ISBN 1-58980-222-5. Texas history through the eyes of 16 narratives. Won many honors.

VOICES OF GETTYSBURG (2010) illus by Judith Hierstein. Grades 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-58980-653-5. American Civil War history through eyes of 16 narratives. Storytelling World Award.

VOICES OF THE DUST BOWL (2012) illus by Judith Hierstein Grades 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-58980- 964-2 The Dust Bowl of the 1930's through the eyes of sixteen narratives.

VOICES OF PEARL HARBOR (2013) illus. by Layne Johnson Grades 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-4556-1609-1. The 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor through the eyes of sixteen narratives.

VOICES OF THE WESTERN FRONTIER (2016) illus. by Julie Dupre Buckner Grades 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-4556-1961-0. American Western Expansion from Lewis and Clark through modern times

BEST HORSE ON THE FORCE (paperback edition only) Grades 2-4
ISBN: 978-1-58980-437. Adventures of two boys & a Houston police horse.
[Hardcover edition originally published by H. Holt is available from author]
The following out-of-print titles were reprinted with new covers and are now available in paperback and e-book editions at or directly from the author. Not available from original publishers.
THE SILENT STORM (Harcourt Brace, 1993) Grades 5 and up [paperback only]
A girl on Galveston Island struggles with painful memories during a hurricane. Many awards.

CABIN 102 (Harcourt Brace, 1995). Grades 5 and up. A boy learns to overcome his fear of water after meeting the ghost of an Arawak Indian while on a Caribbean cruise.


IN THE SHADOW OF THE ALAMO (Harcourt, Fall 2001). YA Grades 5 and up. A young Mexican soldier in Santa Anna's army tells his experiences during the Texas Revolution.
The author has new copies of several out-of-print titles. Contact the author for prices and availability.


THE SUMMER SANDS illustrated by Robert J. Lee (Harcourt Brace, 1995) Grades K-5
Focuses on Gulf Coast ecology (hardcover)

MY FATHER'S BOAT illustrated by Ted Rand (Scholastic, 1998) Grades 3 and up
Vietnamese shrimpers along Gulf Coast (hardcover available)

I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME illustrated by Sheldon Greenberg (Houghton Mifflin, 1994)
Young boy is saddened and confused when a teenage neighbor commits suicide. Grades 6 and up.
[very limited supply]. Mature subject matter.


BEST HORSE ON THE FORCE (Henry Holt, 1991) Grades 2-4 (hardcover edition)
Adventures of two boys & a Houston police horse.
[Paperback edition is available from Pelican Publishing]

THE LAST RAINMAKER (Harcourt Brace, 1997) Grades 5 and up (hardcover and paperback)
Girl joins a wild west show in 1900 to find the identity of her mother

VALLEY OF THE MOON: The Diary of Maria Rosalia de Milagros (Dear America Series, 2001) Grades 4 and up [limited stock]
California history in 1846 told by Mexican/Indian girl.

A LINE IN THE SAND: THE ALAMO DIARY OF LUCINDA LAWRENCE (Dear America Series, 1998) Grades 4 & up [very limited stock] Texas History. Great book for fourth graders in Texas schools.


INDIO (Harcourt 1995) Grades 6 and up
Historical novel set in 1500's Texas, depicting how arrival of Spaniards affected Native
Americans. BBYA, WWA Spur Award (hardcover & paperback available)

LETTERS FROM THE MOUNTAIN (Harcourt) Grades 6 and up [some 5th graders]
A troubled teen from the city is sent to live with relatives on a Texas mountain.
[Very limited stock.]

NON-FICTION: for ages 15 and up

WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS (Writer's Digest Books, 1998)
A how-to book for those who want to write for teenagers; ins & outs of getting published.
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