#MustReadsMCMLS: Texas Titles


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Titles for Adults

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Texas
by James A. Michener

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener's monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America's most affluent, diverse, and provocative states.

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Texas Rich
by Fern Michaels

The first in Fern Michaels' bestselling Texas series, Texas Rich introduces us to passionately compelling Billie Ames and her new life on a Texas ranch.

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Promise, Texas
by Debbie Macomber

Some of the people in Promise are from old ranching families--like the Westons and Pattersons--folks who arrived in the Hill Country more than a century ago. And then there are newcomers like Annie Applegate, who opens a bookstore in town...

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African Americans of Houston
by Ronald E. Goodwin

This informational work highlights the experiences and contributions of African American Houstonians through the years.

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A Texas Ranger
by William MacLeod Raine

Pairing his academic studies in literature and journalism with his real-world experience on the range, MacLeod produced a series of beloved novels chronicling the bravery and courage of Western heroes from every walk of life, including the intrepid lawman referred to in the title of A Texas Ranger.

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Savage Texas
by William W. Johnstone

For renegades and pioneers, there is no place like Texas—as long as you have a gun and the guts to use it. Now, the Civil War is over. Carpetbaggers and scalawags rule Austin. Soldiers return to pillaged homes. Longhorns roam the wilds and the state is in chaos. Especially in a town called Hangtree.

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Remember Ben Clayton
by Stephen Harrigan

Francis "Gil" Gilheaney is a sculptor of boundless ambition. But bad fortune and his own prideful spirit have driven him from New York into artistic exile in Texas just after World War I.

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Isaac's Storm
by Erik Larson

At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion."

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Texas Eats
by Robb Walsh

Veteran Texas food writer Robb Walsh drove across Texas to seek out the best in barbecue, burgers, kolaches, and tacos. Then he headed home to Houston to test the recipes he'd collected back in his own kitchen. The result is Texas Eats.

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Titles for Teens

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Texas Gothic
by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems. She also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect her family, who are all practicing witches, but to protect any hope of ever having a normal life herself.

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Best Tales of Texas Ghosts
by Docia Schultz Williams

Renowned storyteller Docia Williams gathers a medley of some of the best haunting stories from Texas.

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Going Bovine
By Libba Bray

With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.

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Glass Houses
by Rachel Caine

College freshman Claire's new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

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The Legend of the Alamo
by Roy Sorrels

In THE LEGEND OF THE ALAMO, author Roy Sorrels narrates the battle for control between Texans and Mexicans in 1836.

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City of the Dead
by T. Neill Anderson

The year was 1900—a time before cars, evacuation routes, and up-to-the-minute weather reports. It was the day the deadliest storm in US history hammered Galveston, Texas. It was the day an entire island city was nearly wiped from existence.

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The Debs
by Susan McBride

Now that her dream of becoming a deb is finally coming true, Laura's confidence is at an all-time high. But when she dares to mess with Jo Lynn's football star boyfriend, Dillon, Laura finds herself at the center of some heinous gossip.

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Alamo Wars
by Ray Villareal

The entire school community at Rosemont Middle School is in an uproar as conflicts related to their new play about the Alamo emerge.

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The Battle of the Alamo
by Matt Doeden

The Battle of the Alamo The story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo is told in graphic-novel format.

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Titles for Kids

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What Was the Alamo?
by Meg Belviso

With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, young readers will relive this famous moment in Texas history.

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Showdown at the Alamo
by Jeff Brown

Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Flat Stanley, our favorite flat hero, Stanley Lambchop, heads to Texas, where a showdown at the Alamo will make this the most exciting of all his Worldwide Adventures!

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Texas History for Kids
by Karen Bush Gibson

Texas History for Kids includes 21 informative and fun activities to help readers better understand the state's culture, politics, and geography.

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Alamo All-Stars
by Nathan Hale

Hale relays the facts, politics, military actions, and prominent personalities that defined the Texas Revolution in factual yet humorous scenes that will capture the attention of reluctant readers and fans of history alike.

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The Secret of the Indian
by Lynne Reid Banks

As his adventures with Little Bear continue, Omri travels from the French and Indian wars to the present, and then back to the Old West at the tum-of-the-century.

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Ghost Town at Sundown
by Mary Pope Osborne

Is this town HAUNTED? Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks them to the Wild West.

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Cowboy
by David Murdoch

Here is an energetic and informative look at the workinglives of cowboys from around the world.

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Great Pioneer Projects
by Rachel Dickinson

This book introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities.

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Battle of the Alamo
by Rod Espinosa

Describes the historic battle that took place March 6, 1836 at the Alamo, a crumbling fort defended by 154 men.


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Títulos en Español

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Texas
bor Carmen Bredeson

De la serie "Rookie español geografía".

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Texas, el Estado de la Estrella Solitaria
bor Rachel Barenblat

De la serie "World Almanac biblioteca de los estados".


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Buenas noches, Texas
bor Adam Gamble

Muchas de las regiones más queridas de América del Norte se celebran artísticamente en estos cuadernos diseñados para calmar a los niños antes de acostarse e inculcar una apreciación temprana de las maravillas naturales y culturales del continente.

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