List of children’s books set in and about Oklahoma from Oklahoma Homeschool
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Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
This older book is a bit hard to find, but it is about a family trying to survive the dust bowl of Oklahoma during 1934. (Recently found a reprinted version)
- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Publisher: GREAT SOURCE (September 3, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0590371258
- ISBN-13: 978-0590371254
The Oklahoma Land Run by Una Belle Townsend and illustrated by Emile Henriquez
Story about a nine-year-old boy who on April 22, 1889 has the responsibility to stake a claim of land for his family during the Oklahoma Land Run.
Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith and Ying-Hwa Hu, illustrated by Cornelius Va Wright
Jenna wants to dance at an upcoming powwow, but she needs the jingles to sew into her dress.
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
Former slave, Bass Reeves, became a famous lawman in the dangerous Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) during the Nineteenth Century.
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