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.
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
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
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?"
When he looks for his missing blue pencil, a boy enters a strange new world which contains some very familiar objects
David is always about to reach a new level of a video game when his friends invite him to play outside, but while the game is broken, he discovers that learning to skateboard or play basketball can be like "leveling up" in real life
A girl expresses her love of the river that she visits, plays in, and cares for throughout the year
Because ten-year-old Tito is at risk of developing diabetes like some of his relatives, Tía Sofía spends a day teaching him and his cousins about healthy, low-sugar or sugar-free treats
Soledad's friends help her discover the many things that she can do to entertain herself when she is alone in her apartment
Nine-year-old Zulema, the meanest girl in school, decides to change her wicked ways after receiving a visit from the witch owl
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