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Our intention is to acquire and make available ALL picture books featuring indigenous people and people of color published in the U.S. since 2002, including reprints. Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation. See our related readings page for suggested links for evaluating books.

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14 Cows FOR AMERICA

2009

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary. A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw. Tears flow freely from American and Maasai as these legendary warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe. Many will be profoundly touched, but for Americans, this selfless gesture will have deeper meaning still. For a heartsick nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope--and friendship.

Beautiful Life

15 Things Not to do with a Baby

2015

Congratulations! You now have a baby in your family. Follow our top tips and you’ ll all be very happy. Don’t lend your baby to a kangaroo, plant your baby in the garden, or take to school with you – and definitely don’ t send your baby to play with an elephant! DO cuddle your baby, read to your baby, sing to your baby and give your baby lots and lots of love.

Any Child

15 things not to do with a puppy

2018

by Margaret McAllister and Holly Sterling

The hilarious follow-up to 15 things not to do with your granny and 15 things not to do with a baby has all the warmth and humour of the previous two titles and teaches children how to look after their new puppy in a fun, quirky way. DON'T teach your puppy how to play the trombone or take her to school. DON'T let your puppy drive the car or juggle with the washing up. DON'T walk your puppy at a football match or wake her with a shout - she won't understand. DO play with your puppy, be patient with your puppy, walk your puppy and give her lots of cuddles and love. In no time at all you'll be best friends!

Any Child