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.
Aneesa and her grandmother come up with a plan to help two girls who are refugees celebrate Eid in America
Melchior's horse, Safanad, tells of the arduous journey he made with the three kings, who followed a star to worship the newborn king upon his birth in Bethlehem. Includes Gospel verses and historical notes
"A refugee boy's determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship"--Publisher
Kenya has a hard time choosing her favorite describing word, but finally picks a word that encompasses all her favorite things
Young Lakas convinces his friends Tick A. Boom, Firefoot, and Fernando to fight against their eviction, while fighting for needed repairs and the right to have karaoke parties in the lobby of the hotel that they call home
Ramadan is coming and Leena is excited. Although she is too young to fast each day during the Muslim holy month, she decides to fast on a Friday that her aunt will be visiting. Now Leena has a dilemma. She receives an invitation to a party which happens to fall on that same Friday. Leena doesn't want to miss the party, but she doesn't want to miss fasting either. So Leena decides to go to the party, but not eat or drink Later, she will join her family for the meal known as iftar, when the daily fast is broken. But when Leena, who is the only Muslim at the party, sees her friends enjoying fresh lemonade and chocolate cake, her stomach starts to growl and her head begins to hurt. Will she keep her Ramadan fast?
When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage
When greedy Fu Wang takes his neighbors to court for enjoying the aroma of food he had prepared, a wise judge inspires young Ming to become a judge himself, one day. Includes activities
Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all -girl dance band she formed with her sisters
Trosclair ignores his father's warning about Gargantua, the rogue alligator living in nearby Bayou Fontaine, and heads off into Bee Island Swamp to hunt for turtle eggs