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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Roberta Gibson 2017