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.
Any Child 17
A small boy wonders what first grade will be like, but is not sure that he wants to find out
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful
Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake visit their community garden before shopping at the farmer's market and grocery store to gather healthy ingredients that they help prepare for a picnic, in a story that explains the role of nutrition in health
A little girl spends time with her Poppy and Nana and answers to two very different nicknames
A mother and daughter spend a snowy day together buying and preparing vegetables, assembling ingredients, and playing while their big pot of soup bubbles on the stove. Includes a recipe for "Snowy Day Vegetable Soup."
Examines some of the different animal babies at the pond, such as a duck, a turtle, and a loon. Includes note to parents on what to do at a pond
Lenny and his mother spend time together in the garden, experiencing the many wonders of the plants and insects to be discovered therein
Lenny Has Lunch vividly and simply portrays a charming relationship between a child and his parent. They prepare lunch together, play a game while waiting for it to cook, and then enjoy eating together ? and all the time their dog Wilbur is trying to join in. It's a situation that will be familiar to all, but the charming depiction of Lenny and his dad engaged in this ordinary activity is brought to life by Ken Wilson Max's bright colors and strong simple lines. Its portrayal of a dad in a domestic role is refreshing, as is the depiction of a delightful and characterful mixed-race child at the heart of the book. With it's short and evocative text, this book will provide young children and their parents and carers with much to discuss
Jo can't wait to get to the playground
After watching a homeless man collect empty soft drink cans for the redemption money, a young boy decides to collect cans himself to earn money for a skateboard until he has a change of heart