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The Americas

Alvarez, Julia. Before we were free. A. Knopf, 2002. Lexile: 890. Ages 11 - 15. (Dominican Republic)

Bang, Molly. Tiger's fall. Henry Holt & Co., 2001. Ages 9 - 12. (Mexico)

Berry, James. A thief in the village, and other stories. Orchard Books, 1988. Ages 10 - 12. Lexile: 740. (Jamaica)

Cameron, Ann. Colibrí. Frances Foster/Farrar, 2003.  Ages 10 – 13. Lexile: 730. (Guatemala)

Clark, Ann Nolan. Secret of the Andes. Viking Press, 1952. Ages 8 - 12. Lexile: 710. (Peru)

Curtis, Christopher Paul. Elijah of Buxton. Scholastic, 2007. Ages 9 - 13. Lexile: 1070. (Canada)

Danticat, Edwidge. Behind the mountains. Orchard Books 2002. Ages  10 - 14. Lexile: 950. (Haiti and USA)

Durbin, William. The broken blade. Delacorte Press, 1997. Ages 10 - 14. Lexile: 900. (Canada)

Durbin, William. Wintering. Delacorte Press, 1999. Ages 10 - 14. Lexile: 880.  A sequel to: The broken blade. (Canada)

Eckert, Allan W. Incident at Hawk's Hill. Little, Brown,1971. Ages 9 - 12. Lexile: 1200. (Canada)

Fleck, Earl. Chasing bears: a canoe country adventure. Holy Cow! Press, 1999. Ages 11 - 14. Lexile: 800. (Canada)

Fleischman, Sid. The Dream Stealer. Greenwillow Books, 2009. Lexile: 690. (Mexico)

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar. Out of many waters. Walker, 1988. Ages 8 - 12. Lexile: 830. (Brazil)

Greenwood, Barbara. Factory girl. Kids Can Press, 2007. Ages 9 - 14. Lexile: 850. (Canada)

Harlow, Joan Hiatt. Star in the storm. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2001. Ages 9 - 12. Lexile: 600. (Canada)

Houston, James A. River runners: a tale of hardship and bravery. Ages 8 - 12. Puffin Books, 1992. (Canada)

Joseph, Lynn. The Color of My Words. Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, 2000. Lexile: 840. Ages 10- 14. (Trinidad)

Kalnay, Francis. Chucaro: wild pony of the Pampa. Walker, 1993. Ages 9 - 11. (Argentina)

Kay, Elizabeth. The Divide. Scholastic, 2007. Ages 9 - 12. Lexile: 700. (Costa Rica)

Mikaelsen, Ben. Red midnight. HarperCollins Publishers, 2002. Ages 10 - 14.  Lexile: 690. (Guatemala)

Milway, Katie Smith. The good garden: how one family went from hunger to having enough. Kids Can Press, 2010. Ages 8 - 11. (Honduras)

Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gables. Grosset & Dunlap, 1983. Ages 10 - 13. (Canada)

Napoli, Donna Jo. North. Greenwillow Books, 2004. Ages 9 - 13. (Canada)

Ryan, Pam Munoz. Becoming Naomi Leon. Scholastic Press, 2004. Ages 9 - 12. Lexile: 830. (Mexico)

Ryan, Pam Munoz. The dreamer. Scholastic Press, 2010. Ages 9- 14. (Chile)

Sterling, Shirley. My name is Seepeetza. Douglas & McIntyre, 1992. Ages 10 - 14.  (Canada)

Temple, Frances. Grab hands and run. Orchard Books, 1993. Ages 10 - 14. Lexile: 640. (El Salvador)