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.
"As this evocative picture book begins, a little boy is excited about a trip to the beach with his parents planned for the following day. But a bad storm is coming, and he has started to worry they won't be able to go. He watches as the sky grows darker through the afternoon. His mother and father close the shutters and bring the potted plants indoors. Then the storm arrives. "All through dinner, the rain beats hard against the shutters. The wind howls and blows," the boy says. "I try not to be scared." At bedtime, he thinks, "I wish I had a ship with big propellers that would spin stronger winds to drive the storm away." While asleep, his wish becomes his dream, and he manages to blow away the dark clouds with his imaginary vessel. Then, to his delight, when he awakens, he finds his dream of clear blue skies has come true --Publisher's website
"Twin sisters, Chirri and Chirra, go out for a bike ride when it starts snowing and end up going on a cool, magical journey through the woods. The girls find an ice cavern where they join the animals for some sweet treats, a game of marbles, soaking in a hot spring, and a comfortable rest in an igloo that is just the right size." --|c(Source of summary not specified)
Abby moves to a new house in a new neighborhood, and her new neighbor Mrs. Tanaka teaches her to make origami birds
As Kikko goes through the woods to bring a pie to her grandmother, she happens upon a home full of animals and joins their tea party
A young boy climbs up a tree and into a waiting cloud, which takes him on a whirling adventure in the sky
A little girl hears the sounds of nature all around her when she follows a butterfly into a meadow