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A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (English and Japanese Edition) by Amy Lee-Tai and illustrated by Felicia Hoshino

Paperback | Hardcover

Under the harsh summer sun, Mari’s art class has begun. But it’s hard to think of anything to draw in a place where nothing beautiful grows, especially a place like the Topaz internment camp in Delta, Utah where Mari’s family and thousands of other Japanese Americans have been sent to live during World War II.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 7 – 10 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Children’s Book Press; Bilingual edition (December 1, 2012)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780892392742
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0892392742

The Wheat Doll by Alison L. Randall and illustrated by Bill Farnsworth


Mary Ann lives with her family in the rugged Utah territory. Her homemade doll Betty is filled with wheat. .Her embroidered eyes never blink. Still, Mary Ann knows that Betty is always paying attention. But one afternoon, a sudden, fierce storm forces Mary Ann and her family into their cabin before the young girl can retrieve her doll from the garden. By the time the wild wind and rain subside, Betty is gone. Mary Ann is heartbroken, but one day when winter turns to spring, Mary Ann spies a familiar shape growing into a patch of slender grass near the bottom of a hill.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Peachtree Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1561454567
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1561454563

Wright on Time, Book 2: Utah by Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley and illustrated by Tanja Bauerle

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Follow a family of homeschoolers as they visit Utah in an RV.

  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Do Life Right, Incorporated (November 23, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0982482914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982482919


A Is For Arches: A Utah Alphabet by Becky Hall and Katherine Larson

Kindle | Hardcover

“We’ll start with Utah’s arches, made from wind, frost, and rain. Nature’s rocky sculptures — an art that can’t remain.” From H is for Handcarts to Z is for Zion National Park, A is for Arches presents the history, landscape, and people of the great state of Utah.

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 – 8 years
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sleeping Bear Press; Illustrated edition (August 19, 2003)
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1585360961
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1585360963

Bryce Canyon by Jennifer Hackett

Paperback | Hardcover

Despite its name, Bryce Canyon is not a canyon at all, but an incredible range of natural stone amphitheaters. Its rippling red rock towers – called hoodoos – and limestone cliffs are otherworldly.

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 – 10 years
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Children’s Press; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2019)
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0531135004
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0531135006

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