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.
Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave, and a potter, who went on to become an influential poet and artist
"Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy- nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest"--|cProvided by publisher
A tribute to the life of the iconic jazz entertainer depicts her disadvantaged youth in a segregated America, her unique performance talents, and the irrepressible sense of style that helped her overcome racial barriers
Mary and Clare do everything together at preschool, but Mary's birthday celebration puts a strain on the girls' friendship
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things
A young boy takes a ride on the matatu bus with his grandfather for his fifth birthday, and along the way his grandfather tells him the story of why dogs chase the bus, goats run from it, and sheep pay no attention to it