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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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The place where you live

2015

by James Luna, Thelma Muraida and Gabriela Baeza Ventura

Simple rhyming, repetitive text describes "the place where you live," from the warm and sunny kitchen smelling of tortillas and hot chocolate to the yard, neighbors, school, library, and front porch

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Sunflowers

2009

by Gwendolyn Zepeda, Alisha Ann Guadalupe Gambino and Gabriela Baeza Ventura

After helping her grandfather plant squash, onions, carrots, cabbage, and other vegetables that her mother uses in soups and salsas, seven-year-old Marisol plants sunflower seeds in her neighbors' yards, and weeks later, everyone gets to enjoy the fruits of Marisol's labor

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What are you doing?

2011

by Elisa Amado and Manuel Monroy

Before he leaves on his first day of school, Chepito plays outside and encounters many different people in his neighborhood who are all reading, and each person has a different response when Chepito asks them "Why?"

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I know the river loves me =

2012

by Maya Christina Gonzalez

A girl expresses her love of the river that she visits, plays in, and cares for throughout the year

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The shark that taught me English

2008

by Michelle. Markel, Ernesto Guerrero and Bo Young Kim

A Spanish-speaking immigrant girl goes to elementary school and does not know English. Her teacher helps her to learn English by using a shark. By learning about the shark, the young girl begins to learn English

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