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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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Hassan and Aneesa love Ramadan

2016

by Yasmeen Rahim and Omar Burgess

"It is the night before Ramadan and Hassan and Aneesa are excited for it to begin. In Ramadan they will read the Qu'ran, give charity, share food with neighbours and try to fast. Follow them on the first day of Ramadan and find out why Hassan and Aneesa love it when the holy month arrives"--Page [4] of cover

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Ali’s story

2018

by Andy Glynne and Salvador Maldonado

This is the real-life story of 10-year-old refugee Ali, who is forced to flee his home country of Afganistan with his grandmother. Told in Ali's words, this story documents the feelings of alienation, separation, and suffering war can place on immigrant children and their families. This story also shares the hope Ali and his family has to overcome their ordeals

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I see the sun in Turkey

2017

by Dedie King, Judith Inglese and Hilal Sen

Readers are introduced to Mehmet, a bright, happy boy who shares a day in his life in Istanbul, Turkey. Mehmet's life is quite similar to every other young child's life in that he eats breakfast with his family, attends school and enjoys spending time with his friends. Through vibrant illustrations, readers tour the Old City, fishing on the Bosphorus and taking a tram ride past the Hippodrome

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From far away

2017

by Robert N. Munsch, Saoussan Askar and Rebecca Green

"When Saoussan immigrated with her family from war-torn Lebanon, she was only seven years old. This picture book tells the story of how she had to adjust to her new home in Canada. She describes the frustration of not understanding the teacher when she started school, not knowing how to ask to go to the bathroom, and being terrified of a prop skeleton. This is the perfect book to help kids empathize with immigrant children whose experiences are very similar to Saoussan's"--|cProvided by publisher

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Muslim nursery rhymes

2014

by Mustafa Yusuf McDermont, Harun Abdullah Coombes and Terry Norridge-Austen

"Muslim Nursery Rhymes is a collection of 15 rhymes, each illustrated in full color. Based on traditional English nursery rhymes, this collection encourages an awareness of Islamic values and develops a sense of Muslim self- confidence in young children. It should be of particular importance to Muslim children growing up in a multicultural environment"--Bookseller's website

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Coming to America

2002

by Roger Daniels

With a timely new chapter on immigration in the current age of globalization, a new Preface, and new appendixes with the most recent statistics, this revised edition is an engrossing study of immigration to the United States from the colonial era to the present. Annotation. With a timely new chapter on immigration in the current age of globalization, a new Preface, and new appendixes with the most recent statistics, this revised edition is an engrossing study of immigration to the United States from the colonial era to the present

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