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Family History (last updated August 2006)



Author




Title


Type*


Difficulty**


Family Stories



Oral History


Immigration

Relation-ships***


Other

Andrews, J.

The Auction

FIC

Easy










2




Bartone, E.

Peppe the Lamplighter

FIC

Easy







X

1

Italian-American

Belton, S.

From Miss Ida’s Porch

HisFic

Medium

X










African-American

Berry, J.

Ajeemah and His Son

HisFic

Medium







X

1

Loss

Bial, R.

The Underground Railroad

NF

Medium




X







Slavery

Bradby, M.

Momma, Where Are You From?

HisFic

Easy

X










Extended Family

African-American



Brewster, H.

Anastasia’s Album

Bio/Auto

FIC


Medium

X










Daughters

Bunting, E.

A Day’s Work

FIC

Easy

X




X

2

Migrant Workers

Mexican-American



Bunting, E.

Butterfly House

FIC

Easy










2




Bunting, E.

Fly Away Home

FIC

Easy










1

Homelessness

Bunting, E.

So Far From the Sea

HisFic

Easy

X










Childhood Memories

Asian-American



Bunting, E.

The Wall

FIC

Easy










1

Grandfathers

Bunting, E.

Your Move

FIC

Medium










3

African-American

Carson, J.

Stories I Ain’t Told Nobody Yet

Poetry

Medium

X

X







Appalachia

Domestic Abuse



Cech, J.

My Grandmother’s Journey

NF

Medium

X




X




Grandmothers

Cohn, Diana

Si, Se Puede (Yes, We Can!)

NF/P

Medium










X

Bilingual, union organizing

Cooney, B.

Eleanor

Bio/Auto

NF


Easy










1

Loss

Cooney, B.

Miss Rumphius

FIC

Easy

X










Aging

Curtis, G.

The Bat Boy and His Violin

FIC

Easy










1

African-American

Dawson, G.

Life is So Good

Bio

Medium

X

X







Memoir

Delany, S. & Delany, A. E.

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years

Bio/AutoNF

Difficult

X

X




3

Racism

African-American



Dorris, M.

Morning Girl

HisFic

Medium










3

Coming of Age

Dragonwagon, C.

Home Place

FIC

Easy

X










Archaeology

Feelings, T.

The Soul Looks Back in Wonder

Poetry

Easy

X










African-American

Franklin, Kristine, & McGirr, N.

Out of the Dump: Writings and Photographs by Children from Guatemala

Poetry

Bio/Auto


Medium

X













Freedman, R.

Immigrant Kids

NF

Medium

X




X




Children

Garland, S.

The Lotus Seed

FIC

Easy

X




X




Grandmothers

Asian-American



Gilbert, B.

Stone Water

FIC

Difficult










2

Aging

Gilchrist, J.S.

Indigo and Moonlight Gold

FIC

Easy










1

African-American

Giovanni, N.

Grandmothers

Poetry

Difficult

X







2

Multicultural

Traditions



Hamilton, V.

Her Stories

Legends

Medium




X







African-American

Hearne, B.

Seven Brave Women

Bio/Auto

HisFic


Easy

X

X







Grandmothers

Family Heritage



Hendershot, J.

In Coal Country

FIC

Easy

X













Hendershot, J.

Up the Tracks to Grandma’s

FIC

Easy

X










Ohio History

Grandparents



Hesse, K.

Out of the Dust

HisFic

Poetry


Medium










1

Grief

Hest, A.

Love You, Soldier

FIC

HisFic


Medium










1

Grief

Children and War



Hest, A.

When Jessie Came Across the Sea

HisFic

Easy







X




Grandmothers

High, L.

Beekeepers

FIC

Easy










2




Howard, E.

Virgie Goes to School With Us Boys

Bio

Easy

X







3

Gender

Schooling



Igus, T.

Going Back Home: An Artist Returns to the South

Bio/Auto

HisFic/NF



Easy

X










Family Heritage

African-American



Jam, T.

The Year of Fire

HisFic

Easy




X







Grandparents

Johnson, A.

The Other Side

Poetry

Bio/Auto


Medium

X










Racism

Childhood Memories

African-American


Johnson, A.

Toning the Sweep

FIC

Medium













Grandmothers

African-American



Johnson, D.

All Around Town

NF

Easy

X










African-American

Kidd, Sue Monk

The Secret Life of Bees

YA

Difficulty

X







X

Abuse

Civil Rights



Littlechild, G.

This Land is My Land

Bio/Auto

Easy

X










Childhood Memories

Ancestors

Native-American


Lunn, J.

Charlotte

FIC

Medium

X







1

Cousins

American Revolution

True Story


Lyon, G. E.

Who Came Down That Road?

FIC

Easy

X







1

Ohio History

Lyons, M.

Stitching Stars: The Story Quilts of Harriet Powers

NF

Bio/Auto


Medium




X







Slavery

African-American



MacLachlan, P.

Journey

FIC

Medium

X










Grandparents

Loss


MacLachlan, P.

What You Know First

FIC

Easy

X










Farms

Meyer, C.

Rio Grande Stories

FIC

Medium

X










African-American

Hispanic


Native-American

Myers, W. D.

Angel to Angel: A Mother’s Gift of Love

Poetry

Easy










1

Parenting

Family Heritage

African-American


Myers, W. D.

Somewhere In the Darkness

FIC

Difficult










1




Nickens, B.

Walking the Log

Bio/Auto

NF


Medium

X










Daily Life

African-American



Paterson, Katherine

Same Stuff as Stars, The

F

Difficult










X

Overcoming family dysfunction

Polacco, P.

My Ol’ Man

FIC

Easy




X







Fathers

Rice, D. & Payne, L.

The Seventeenth Child

Bio/Aout

NF


Difficult

X










Childhood Memories

African-American



Rosenberg, L.

Grandmother and the Runaway Shadow

HisFic, FIC, Legends

Easy

X










Grandmothers

Rumford, J.

The Cloudmakers

HisFic

Legends


Easy










2

Storytelling

Rylant, C.

When I Was Young in the Mountains

FIC

Easy

X










Appalachia

Sachar, L.

Holes

Fic

Difficult

X










Flashback

Newbery Winner



Say, A.

Grandfather’s Journey

FIC

Easy







X

2

Asian-American

Say, A.

Tea With Milk

FIC

Easy

X




X




Marriage Customs

Japanese-Americans



Say, A.

The Lost Lake

FIC

Easy










1

Divorce

Shange, Ntozake

ellington was not a street

Poet/P

Easy










X

African American intellectuals, musicians and writers

Siegen-Smith, N.

Welcome to the World

Poetry

Medium










1

Traditions

Parenting



Stratton, Allan

Chanda’s Secret

FIC

Difficult










X

Extended family

Temple, F.

Grab Hands and Run

FIC

Difficult







X




Refugees

Latin-American



Thomas, J. C.

Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea

Poetry

Easy

X










Extended Family

African-American



Thomas, J. C.

I Have Heard of a Land

HisFic

Easy

X










African-American

Thomas, R.E.

Come Go With Me: Old-timer Stories from the Southern Mountains

NF

Medium




X







Appalachia

Turner, A.

Katie’s Trunk

FIC

Easy




X







Children and War

Verhoeven, R. &

Vanderrol, R.



Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary

Bio/Auto

FIC


Medium

X










Holocaust

Children and War



Wells, R.

The Language of Doves

HisFic/FIC

Easy













Loss

Wesley, V.

Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

FIC

Medium




X







Slavery

Juneteenth

African-American


Whelan, G.

Once in This Island

HisFic

Medium










3

War of 1812

Willard, N.

Cracked Corn and Snow Ice Cream

NF/Poetry

Medium

X

X







Farms

Williams-Garcia, R.

Like Sisters on the Homefront

FIC

Difficult

X










Teenage Mothers

Extended Family

African-American


Wisniewski, D.

Sundiata

HisFic

Bio/Auto


Legends

Medium




X







African

Woodson, Jacqueline

Locomotion

FIC/YA

Difficult













Loss

Orphans


Yee, P.

Ghost Train

FIC

Medium







X

1

Grief

Loss


Yerxa, L.

Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall

FIC

Easy










1

Storytelling

Native-American




*Type

**Difficulty

***Relationships

Auto=Autobiography

Easy=level 1

Parent-child=1

Bio=Biography

Medium=level 2

Grandparent-child=2

FIC=Fiction

Difficult=GED level

Siblings=3

NF=Nonfiction







HisFic=Historical Fiction










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