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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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Sonya’s chickens


by Phoebe Wahl

Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. She feeds them, shelters them and loves them. Everywhere Sonya goes, her chicks are peeping at her heels. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a wonderful gift: an egg! One night, Sonya hears noises coming from the chicken coop and discovers that one of her hens has disappeared. Where did the hen go? What happened to her? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interconnectedness of nature and the true joys and sorrows of caring for another creature

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The apple tree =


by Sandy Tharp-Thee, Wade Blevins, David Crawler, Marlena Campbell Hodson and Patrick Rochford

A little boy plants an apple seed, and as soon as it sprouts the boy can see the apple tree it is meant to be. But the little apple tree isn't so sure. Young and impatient, the tree begins to doubt its calling, especially after apples fail to appear that first October. How can the little boy encourage the tree to give the seasons and years the time to work their magic? Includes Cherokee syllabary

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Phoebe sounds it out


by Julie Zwillich and Denise Holmes

"Phoebe is a little girl with a problem. At school, the children are practicing writing their names. "Sound it out, " their teacher coaches. But the sounds that Phoebe hears don't look like the letters in her name! After some procrastination, (boots on, boots off) Phoebe bravely makes a go of it. Readers will feel Phoebe's pride in her achievement, with her name perfectly sounded out and printed: Feeby. And they'll see that it's okay to make mistakes!"--Provided by publisher

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Liam takes a stand


by Troy Wilson and Josh Holinaty

"Twins Lister and Lester--identical except for the location of their hair parts--are constantly competing, each striving to out-do the other. Their relentless, ruthless competition means that younger brother, Liam, never wins - and all he wants is just to play with them. When the twins each decide to run a lemonade stand, their one-upsmanship gets absurdly out of hand. Meanwhile, Liam does odd jobs around the neighborhood, working hard, saving his earnings, and waiting for just the right time̥ And when that time comes, he goes into business with his own apple juice stand. Having learned from his brothers what not to do, Liam's simple business model--delicious product, good customer service, nice atmosphere, no gimmicks!--proves so successful that soon his brothers are working for Liam! It turns out that Lister and Lester have a lot to learn from their (mostly) non-competitive younger brother!"--Provided by publisher

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