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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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Ava’s big move

2017

by Ebony Jade Hilton and Mike Motz

"Ava's big move gives a voice to a bright eyed little girl as she is set to leave her home, and all of her favorite things, in preparation for her mom's new job. The book demonstrates the power of positive thinking, supports the notion that all things end well, and celebrates the peace that is found in forming new relationships. Join Ava as she navigates the complete series explaining life, and all the exciting adventures it offers, as only a child can"-- Amazon.com

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A squiggly story

2016

by Andrew Larsen and Mike Lowery

A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister. But there's a problem, he tells her. Though he knows his letters, he doesn't know many words. His sister patiently explains, "Every story starts with a single word and every word starts with a single letter. Why don't you start there, with a letter?" So the boy tries. He writes a letter. An easy letter. The letter I. And from that one skinny letter, the story grows, and the little boy discovers that all of us, including him, have what we need to write our own perfect story

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The thing Lou couldn’t do

2017

by Ashley Spires

"Lou and her friends run faster than airplanes. They build mighty fortresses. They rescue wild animals. Lou is brave enough for anything! That is, until her friends decide to climb a tree. Lou has never climbed a tree before. She doesn't think she can do it. She likes her adventures to be down, not up. But when the excuses run out, it's time to face facts: this adventure looks like fun! If only Lou could climb trees! Is she brave enough to try? An empowering story about perserverance and facing your fears"--Dust jacket

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