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.
A biography of Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, focusing on how his boyhood education set the stage for his athletic achievements which gained him international fame and Olympic gold medals. Author's note details Thorpe's life after college
"Through direct quotations, verse, and prose, presents the achievements of a diverse group of people who illustrate Dr. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Includes information about the eight basic ways people can be "smart" and suggested activities"--Provided by publisher
True accounts of children worldwide who have taken action to promote the rights and well-being of children
"True stories of children who opened up their hearts and minds to the unfairness of the world and decided to try and make a difference, because everyone deserves to be happy"--Dust jacket
Profiles twelve children who have had an impact on the environment, from a Canadian girl who gave a major speech to a Malawian boy who brought electricity to his village and a Chinese boy who works to keep endangered animals from the market
A poem of African American history enhanced by illustrations
"In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children"--Book jacket