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My Grandmother Lives in a Shotgun House by Daisy Harrison and illustrated by Emile Henriquez


A young boy recounts his adventures at his grandmother’s house in New Orleans.

  • Reading age : 3 – 8 years
  • Publisher : Pelican (January 29, 2018)
  • ISBN-10 : 1455623024
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1455623020

My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt

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In this book set in the 1950s in Saitter, Louisiana, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann Parker, the normal child of “slow parents” (their words), tells the story of the summer she learns to accept the challenges her parents present.

  • Age Range: 9 – 12 years
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (February 15, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0312660952
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312660956

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Louisiana (The Twelve Days of Christmas in America) by Jean Cassels and illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath 

Board book | Hardcover

Paul learns how to celebrate Christmas New Orleans’ style.

  • Reading age : 5 years and up
  • Publisher : Sterling; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2007)
  • ISBN-10 : 1402738145
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1402738142


Mr. Williams by Karen Barbour 


This picture biography describes life in rural Louisiana through the tales of Mr. Williams.

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (September 1, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0805067736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805067736

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