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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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      Songs from a journey with a parrot

      2013

      by Magdelaine Lerasle, Tim Brierly, Sheryl Curtis, Aurélia Fronty, Alice Machado and Paul Mindy

      A collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from Brazil and Portugal that explores the strong cultural ties that bind the two countries and presents the rich common heritage of songs about everyday life, work and play, and courtship and love. Features an accompanying CD with lyrics presented in Portuguese and translated into English, followed by notes on the origin and cultural context of each song

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      Football star

      2014

      by Mina Javaherbin and Renato Alarcão

      "When Paulo becomes a football star, he'll be famous! Crowds will cheer his name--and his mother won't have to work so hard. Until then, Paulo has his little sister Maria, who teaches him reading, while he teaches her football moves. Will his teammates ever break their rules and let a girl play with them?"--Back cover

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      Swing Café

      2010

      by Carl Norac, Rébecca. Dautremer, David Francis, Bebel. Gilberto and Jacob. Homel

      "A little Brazilian cricket named Zaz dreams of singing in New York. After hopping a ride on a woman's fruit hat that takes her from her homeland to Manhattan, she meets a savvy fly named Buster who brings her to the Swing Café on East 54th Street. Everyone there speaks a common language, called Swing, and Zaz is inspired to take to the stage, sing from the heart, and deliver the performance of a lifetime"--P. [4] of cover

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