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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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        With books and bricks

        2014

        by Suzanne Slade and Nicole Tadgell

        "Booker T. Washington had an incredible passion for learning. Born a slave, he taught himself to read. When the Civil War ended, Booker finally fulfilled his dream of attending school. After graduation, he was invited to teach in Tuskegee, Alabama. Finding many eager students, but no school, Booker set out to build his own school-- brick by brick"--|cProvided by publisher

        Biography Oppression

        Odetta, the queen of folk

        2010

        by Stephen Alcorn and Samantha Thornhill

        An introduction to the life and career of the folk singer Odetta, which traces her Alabama childhood, early musical achievements and role in breaking artistic ground for other musicians

        Biography

        Lillian's right to vote

        2015

        by Jonah Winter and Shane Evans

        As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great- grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote

        Biography Oppression

        Queen of the track

        2012

        by Heather Lang and Floyd Cooper

        Tells the story of Alice Coachman, an athlete from rural Georgia who made history in 1948 as the first African- American woman to win an Olympic gold medal

        Biography Oppression