Children's Fiction: Asian History

[Printable book list]

J FIC AKBARPOU
Good Night, Commander (Iran, aftermaths of Iran-Iraq war)

J FIC BAILLIE
Little Brother (Cambodia after the Vietnam War)

J FIC BALGASSI
Peacebound Trains (Korean War, stories)

J FIC BARROW
Saving Zasha (Russia World War II)

J FIC CHOI
Echoes of the White Giraffe (Korean civil war in the 1950s)
Year of Impossible Goodbyes (Korea in the 1940s)

J FIC COERR
Mieko and the Fifth Treasure (Japan after World War II)
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (in J SP COERR, too)

J FIC COMPESTI
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party (1972 Chinese Cultural Revolution)

J FIC COWLEY
The Golden Bull (Mesopotamia)

J FIC CROUTIER
Leyla: The Black Tulip (Istanbul 1720s)

J FIC FLEISCHM
The White Elephant (Siam)

J FIC FUSSELL
Samurai Kids series (feudal Japan and travels to China)
White Crane
Owl Ninja
Shaolin Tiger
Monkey Fist

J FIC GREGORY
Catherine: The Great Journey (Russia 1743-1745)

J FIC HANSEN
The Captive (late 1700s, an Ashanti chief's son is captured and sold into slavery in America)

J FIC HAUGAARD
The Boy and the Samurai (16th century Japan)

J FIC HOLMAN
Sondok, Princess of the Moon (7th century Korea)
The Wild Children (Russia post revolution)

J FIC HOOBLER
The Ghost at the Tokaido Inn (feudal Japan, samurai)
The Demon in the Teahouse

J MYS HOOBLER
Samurai Mystery series
In Darkness, Death (1700s Japan, ninjas and samurai)
The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass
A Samurai Never Fears Death
Seven Paths to Death

J FIC JACKSON
Flight of the Fugitives (1930s China, escaping during war with Japan)

J FIC KADOHATA
A Million Shades of Gray (1975 after Vietnam War)

J FIC LASKY
Jahanara: Princess of Princesses (1627 India's Mogul Dynasty)
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven (1858 Japan)
The Night Journey (escape from Czarist Russia)

J FIC LAT
Kampung Boy (1950s Malaysia)
Town Boy

J FIC LATTIMOR
Little Pear: The Story of a Little Chinese Boy (rural China early 1900s)
Little Pear and His Friends

J FIC LLOYD
Year of the Tiger (Han Dynasty China)

J FIC MAH
Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society (China in World War II)

J FIC MANIVONG
Escaping the Tiger (1982 refugees from Laos to Thailand)

J FIC MARSDEN
The Buddha's Diamonds (post-war Vietnam)

J FIC MATAS
Sworn Enemies (19th century Russia, Czar's army)

J FIC MCCAUGHR
The Kite Rider: A Novel (13th century China)

J FIC MEYER
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess (Russia early 1900s)

J FIC NAMIOKA
Valley of the Broken Cherry Trees (late 1500s Japan, samurai)

J FIC PARK
The Kite Fighters (1473 Korea)
A Single Shard (medieval Korea; on audio, too)
When My Name was Keoko (Japan occupied Korea during World War II)

J FIC PATERSON
The Master Puppeteer (1700s Japan, poverty)
Of Nightingales that Weep (1180s Imperial Japan)
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum (Japan 12th century)

J FIC PEVSNER
Sing for Your Father, Su Phan (Vietnam War in Vietnam)

J FIC REIG
Diary of the Boy King, Tut-Ankh-Amen (Egypt 1334 BCE)

J FIC RUSSELL
Tofu Quilt (1960s Hong Kong)

J FIC SCHUR
The Circlemaker (mid-19th century Russia, Czar's army)

J FIC SMITH
Elephant Run (Burma in World War II)

J FIC SNOW
Sisters of the Sword series (ancient Japan)
Sisters of the Sword
Chasing the Secret
Journey Through Fire

J FIC STONE
The Five Ancestors series (17th century China, martial arts)
Monkey
Snake
Crane (on audio, too)
Eagle
Mouse
Dragon

J FIC TENNEY
Hadassah: The Girl Who Became Queen Esther (Persia)

J FIC TSUCHIYA
Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War (Tokyo during World War II)

J FIC WATKINS
So Far from the Bamboo Grove (escaping from Korea to Japan at the end of World War II)

J FIC WHELAN
Small Acts of Amazing Courage (1919 India)

J FIC WHITESEL
Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale (1545 Japan)

J FIC WULFFSON
The Golden Rat (12th century China)

J FIC YELCHIN
Breaking Stalin's Nose (1950s USSR)

J FIC YEP
Dragons of Silk (China starting in 1835 through 4 generations)
Hiroshima (Japan World War II)
Lady Ch'iao Kuo: Warrior of the South (6th century Southern China, Hsien tribe)
Spring Pearl: The Last Flower (1857 China)

J FIC YUE
Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing (1960 Chinese Cultural Revolution)