Books Set in Every State to Help You Celebrate America’s Independence

Alabama

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Lee Curtis
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Alaska

Arizona

  • Saving Lucas Briggs by by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Arkansas

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

California

Colorado

  • Timber Ridge Reflections series by Tamara Alexander
  • Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice

Connecticut

  • The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Delaware

  • A Light in the Storm by Karen Hesse

Florida

Georgia

  • Andersonville by Mackinlay Kantor
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Hawaii

  • One Boy, No Water by Lehua Parker
  • Under the Blood-Red Sun by Graham Salisbury

Idaho

  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

  • Gilead by Marilyn Robinson

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
  • M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

Louisiana

  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Maine

Maryland

  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  • Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Massachusetts

Michigan

  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Minnesota

Mississippi

  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Missouri

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Montana

  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Lee

Nebraska

Nevada

  • The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

New York

North Carolina

  • Christy by Catherine Marshall
  • A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

North Dakota

  • The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
  • Dakota Child by Linda Ford

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

  • The Not-So-Boring Letters of Private Nobody by Matthew Landis
  • Rebel Spirits by Lois Ruby
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Rhode Island

  • The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Lisle Taylor
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

South Carolina

South Dakota

  • Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tennessee

Texas

  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Holes by Louis Sachar

Utah

  • A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

Vermont

Virginia

  • MIsty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Washington

  • Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer Holm
  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
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23 thoughts on “Books Set in Every State to Help You Celebrate America’s Independence

  1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    !! What a WONDERFUL 4th of July post! It’s absolutely brilliant. This must have taken you a long time to put together. I believe Little House in the Big Woods is also set in Wisconsin, but you got Caddie Woodlawn up there, which is what matters.

    What are your home states?

    Like

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