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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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    Sequoyah

    2004

    by James Rumford and Anna Sixkiller Huckaby

    While walking through a forest of sequoias, a father tells his family the story of the tree's namesake. Sequoyah was a Cherokee man who invented a system of writing for his people. His neighbors feared the symbols he wrote and burned down his home. All of his work was lost, but, still determined, he tried another approach. The Cherokee people finally accepted the written language after Sequoyah taught his six-year-old daughter to read

    Beautiful Life Biography

    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

    Game, set, match, champion Arthur Ashe

    2010

    by Crystal Hubbard and Kevin Belford

    "A biography of African American tennis champion Arthur Ashe, a pioneering minority athlete known for his character, sportsmanship, and activism in social causes such as civil rights and HIV/AIDS awareness. Includes an afterword, author's note, and photographs"--Provided by publisher

    Biography Oppression

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