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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In this beautiful retelling of the Marian story by award-winning author, Demi, find out how the astonishing miracles of the Virgin of Guadalupe persuaded the bishop in Mexico City to build a church dedicated to her; how ten million Aztecs converted to Catholicism within just eight years; and why the basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe today receives 20 million pilgrims per year, making it the most popular Christian pilgrimage site in the world.--ONIX annotation
In this version of the classic story, Ma Sally of Charleston County, South Carolina, devises a contest for her son's admirers: cook up a dish of black-eyed peas that meets her exacting standards, and the winner can marry her son. Includes recipe for Princess' black-eyed peas.
As she nervously prepares for her first solo in the church youth choir, a young girl collects helpful advice from family and friends
This is the real-life story of Eurasian refugee Rachel, who was forced to flee her home country because of her mother's religion. Told in Rachel's own words, the story describes the feelings of fear and anxiety immigrant children face as they try to rebuild their lives in a new country
In Cuba, in the early 1950s, a young boy and his family try their best not to let the rebel soldiers keep them from traveling to Santiago to celebrate Christmas with their relatives. Based on a true incident in the life of the author
An African American child wonders why all Christmas tree angels look alike and sets out to find an angel that looks just like him
With her Daddy, Nia travels by bus to Washington, D.C. on October 16, 1995, to march with a million Black men to pray and be strengthened. Includes author's note about the Million Man March
During a drought in the early 1900s, a large loving African American family finds a delicious way to earn the money they need to save their family farm
A little girl guides the reader through each step of a posada, a Hispanic holiday tradition celebrated on the nine nights before Christmas
A young boy describes the events and activities that make Sunday a special day