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.
When Princess Truly believes in herself, her curls begin to shine and can magically transport her to the distant past, on an underwater adventure, or to Mars.
When Jonathan's parents decide that he has gotten too old to have a stuffed animal, they trade his favorite bear, Frederick, for a toaster, so he sets off aboard a boat to search for his old friend
In rhyming text, a little girl expresses confidence and joy in her uniqueness, no matter her outward appearance
"Meet Neel, who has the most noble intentions, all of which have a strange way of going wrong-- Excuses, excuses! captures the gleeful childhood dilemma of knowing the importance of rules versus the delight in breaking them"--Back cover
When he looks for his missing blue pencil, a boy enters a strange new world which contains some very familiar objects
A girl expresses her love of the river that she visits, plays in, and cares for throughout the year
Suhaila's wish to know her deceased grandmother is granted when a golden ladder appears at her window and Grandma Annie invites her on a journey to the moon, where they welcome people who are facing tragedy. Includes facts about the painting and woman who inspired the story
"A father comforts his restive son by telling him that people all over the world have imagined that heroes can help turn their bad dreams into good ones (with bilingual Spanish translation)"--|cProvided by publisher
A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life
When Anh becomes angry and says hurtful things, his grandfather tells him to go to his room and sit with his anger, which allows Anh to feel better. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh, and includes a list of retreat communities that practice mindful living