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Planet YA

Posted by EpicGirl 
EpicGirl
Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:26PM
Okay, so now that we've figured out a YA book for every state, it's time to extend this to the WORLD!!!! How many countries can we get on this list?


Here's how it will work: list the country and then the book with the full title and author that is set in that country. Please only select YA books you know for sure take place in that particular country.

Let's get started, here are the ones I can think of so far, try to rec books set in countries other than the ones listed!

AFGHANISTAN - The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
ANTARCTICA - The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
ARGENTINA - The Disappeared by Gloria Whelan
ARMENIA - Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian
ARTIC - Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
AUSTRALIA - Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
AUSTRIA - The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson
BAHAMAS - Pirates! by Celia Rees
BELIZE - Wanderlove by Kiersten Hubbard
BELGIUM - Water Song by Suzanne Weyn
BOSNIA - Under the Sun by Arthur Dorros
BRAZIL - Origin by Jessica Khoury
BULGARIA - Wunderkind: A Novel by Nikolai Grozni
BURMA - Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
CAMBODIA - Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
CAMEROON - In the Time of Trouble by Charlotte Weaver-Gelzer
CHILE - City of Beasts by Isabel Allende
CHINA - Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang
COLOMBIA - First Descent by Pam Withers
CROATIA - by Natasa Dragnic, Liesl Schillinger
CUBA - 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
CZECH REPUBLIC - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
DENMARK - Nothing by Janne Teller
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
ECUADOR - The Queen of Water by Laura Resau
EGYPT - Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner
FINLAND - The Finnish Line by Linda Gerber
FRANCE - Die for Me by Amy Plum
GEORGIA - A Time for Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux
GERMANY - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
GREECE - Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel
GREENLAND - Frost by Wendy Delsol
GUAM - Keeper of the Night by Kimberly Willis Holt
GUATEMALA - Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen
HONDURAS - Hurricane: A Novel by Terry Trueman
HUNGARY - The Bear Makers by Andrea Cheng
ICELAND - Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner
INDIA - The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
INDONESIA - Sea by Heidi R. Kling
IRAN - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
IRAQ - Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
IRELAND - Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
ISRAEL - How To Ruin A Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
ITALY - Juliet by Anne Fortier or What Kills Me by Wynne Channing
IVORY COAST - Aya by by Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie
JAPAN - Orchards by Holly Thompson
KENYA - Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo
KOSOVO - The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson
KUWAIT - A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar (technically adult)
LIBYA - The Shadows of Ghadames by Joëlle Stolz
LITHUANIA - Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
MADAGASCAR - The Pirate's Son by Geraldine McCaughrean
MALAYSIA - Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell
MEXICO - The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
MONTENEGRO - The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
NEPAL - Sold by Patricia McCormick
NETHERLANDS - I Am Rembrandt's Daughter by Lynn Cullen
NEW ZEALAND - Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
NIGERIA - Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
NORWAY - Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
PANAMA - Panama by Shelby Hiatt
PAKISTAN - Mud City by Deborah Ellis
PALESTINE - 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
PERU - Island of Thieves by Josh Lacey
PHILIPPINES - Trash by Andy Mulligan
POLAND - Briar Rose by Jane Yolan
PORTUGAL - The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L'Engle
REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
ROMANIA - The Sight by David Clement-Davies
RWANDA - Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda by Jean-Philippe Stassen
RUSSIA - Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
SAMOA - Where We Once Belonged by Sia Figiel
SERBIA - Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix
SIERRA LEONE - No Condition is Permanent by Cristina Kessler
SLOVAKIA - Katarina by Kathryn Winter
SOUTH AFRICA - Spud by John van de Ruit
SOUTH KOREA - When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
SPAIN - Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain, 1466 (The Royal Diaries) by Carolyn Meyer
SRI LANKA - Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai
SUDAN - A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
SWEDEN - The Circle by Sara B. Elfgren
SWITZERLAND - This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
TASMANIA - Flight by Rosie Dub
THAILAND - The Lost Girls by Ann Kelley
TURKEY - Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
UNITED KINGDOM - Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
UKRAINE - Radiant Girl by Andrea White
VIETNAM - A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata
ZIMBABWE - A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer



Edited 45 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2012 03:16PM by EpicGirl.
Andi
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:34PM
Does it have to take place in that country for the whole book?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green has numerous scenes in Amsterdam.
EpicGirl
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:39PM
Part of the book is okay!
Haley G
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:41PM
One of the Vampire Academy book is in Russia. Blood Promise, I think. And The Gathering Storm by Robin something...


Did you have Norway on there for Valkyrie Rising?
JennaDeTrapani
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:41PM
THAILAND - The Lost Girls by Ann Kelley
Haley G
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:48PM
Iceland: Frost by Wendy Delsol
Canada: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong....and...Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
Denmark: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
EpicGirl
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:49PM
THANKS! Adding the above ones, so keep em' coming!
Haley G
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:50PM
Brazil: Origin by Jessica Khoury
Andi
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:48PM
Italy: Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
JennaDeTrapani
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:49PM
ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury takes place in the Amazon. I think Brazil...
Haley G
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:53PM
Arcadia Awakens is a Harpercollins book set in Italy



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Haley G
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 03:56PM
Does anyone know of any books set in the Middle East or Africa or any other South American countries.

What countries are Never Fall Down and The Kite Runner set in?
HunnyBear
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 05:54PM
CANADA: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
CANADA: The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Sofiw26
Re: Planet YA
October 31, 2012 07:49PM
From what I remember by Valerie Thomas and Stacy Kramer is set in Mexico
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen is partly set in China
Sold by Patricia McCormick is partly set in Nepal
The sisterhood of the traveling pants by Ann Brashares- Greece
Twisted (Book 9 in the Pretty Little Liars series) by Sara Shepard is partly set in Jamaica
EpicGirl
Re: Planet YA
November 01, 2012 07:59PM
Thanks for these! And Haley, Never Fall Down is in Cambodia...thanks for reminding us about the book!

I've added the above to the list, so please keep them coming but check the list first!
ellenfults
Re: Planet YA
November 02, 2012 01:16PM
Kite Runner is set in the Middle East. Starts in Afghanistan, but it moves around. So you could use this for the Middle East portion of the map.
EpicGirl
Re: Planet YA
November 02, 2012 03:26PM
Keep the suggestions coming! I've been updating the list as we go.
socbas9247
Re: Planet YA
November 03, 2012 02:05AM
Here are a few. I hope they help:

Afghanistan: Parvana by Deborah Ellis
Antarctica: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean (It's not a country but it's on maps.)
Argentina: The Disappeared by Gloria Whelan
Guatemala: Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen
Iran: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Iraq: Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
New Zealand: The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
Rwanda: Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda by Jean-Philippe Stassen
South Africa: Spud by John van de Ruit
Sri Lanka: Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai
Sweden: Heart's Delight by Per Nilsson
Rene
Re: Planet YA
November 05, 2012 05:49AM
A Little Piece of Ground -- set in Ramallah, Palestine

Awesome, balanced story about two boys living in the Palestinian occupation
EpicGirl
Re: Planet YA
November 05, 2012 03:41PM
Thanks for the suggestions! We've updated the list, keep 'em coming!
Haley G
Re: Planet YA
November 05, 2012 05:41PM
Looks up YA book set in these countries (I only listed some of them to jog your mind):

NORTH AMERICA
Cuba

SOUTH AMERICA
Venezuela
Peru (Think Icas!)
Ecuador

EUROPE
Spain
Ukraine
Finland
Armania
Netherlands/Holland
Romania

ASIA
Korea
Turkey
Kazakhstan
Napal (Anything with Mt. Everest)
Kassiah
Re: Planet YA
November 05, 2012 09:21PM
I know we've already got France, but come on you guise! We can't have a Planet YA list without Anna and the French Kiss!!!
ariella839
Re: Planet YA
November 07, 2012 04:47PM
India -> Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
AlizaKatz3
Re: Planet YA
November 07, 2012 04:46PM
Paris- If I Die, Until I Die- Amy Plum
ariella839
Re: Planet YA
November 07, 2012 04:49PM
Korea - Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Japan - Ink by Amanda Sun
Canada - The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
thejenniferroche
Re: Planet YA
November 08, 2012 10:39AM
CANADA - The Hidden World by Alison Baird.
carmell.pillay
Re: Planet YA
November 08, 2012 12:58PM
India-Tiger's Curse by colleen houck
Haley G
Re: Planet YA
November 09, 2012 09:20AM
Cuba: 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
Haley G
Re: Planet YA
November 09, 2012 09:27AM
I was looking for Spain...kind of hard...
[www.goodreads.com]
Is there really a Cheetah Girls book set in Spain?
Haley G
Re: Planet YA
November 09, 2012 03:38PM
Spain: Peril of the Sea by Michael Cadnum, or ... Prisoner of the Inquisition Teresa Brelin
Found historical YA stuff: [www.historicalnovels.info]

Not a big fan of historical books, but we're trying to fill up the map.


Laos list: [www.goodreads.com]



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