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.
Told in alternating voices, four friends from the same New Orleans neighborhood describe what happens to them and their community when they are separated, then reunited, as a result of Hurricane Katrina
A version of the famous tale placed in a Louisiana bayou setting, in which young Merrae helps break the spell on her toy nutcracker and watches it change into a handsome prince
"Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy- nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest"--|cProvided by publisher
When flood waters submerge their New Orleans neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a young cornet player and his parents evacuate their home and struggle to survive and stay together
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
An eight-year-old helping lead his father's "Injun tribe" on Mardi Gras gets separated from them in the busy streets of New Orleans but his spirit dog, Cheyenne, a policewoman, and his box of crayons help reunite them