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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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      Jazz on a Saturday night


      by Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon and Ira Ingber

      If you have ever been lucky enough to hear great jazz, then you will understand the pure magic of this book. Leo and Diane Dillon use bright colors and musical patterns that make music skip off the page in this toe-tapping homage to many jazz greats. From Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, here is a dream team sure to knock your socks off. Learn about this popular music form and read a biography of each player pictured-and then hear each instrument play on a specially produced CD. What's the featured song? "Jazz on a Saturday Night," written and recorded to accompany this book

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      Let it shine


      by Ashley Bryan

      Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns. Includes musical notation

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      The Great Migration


      by Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist

      Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states

      Beautiful Life Oppression Race/Culture Concepts

      Many of the cover images on this site are from Google Books.