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.
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one
Traces Frederick Douglass's journey from slavery to international renown as writer and lecturer
Learn about the life of the famous African American scientist and agriculturist
Historically accurate fictional portrait of Sitting Bull looking back on the events that shaped his life and fate
"A biography of Korean American diving champion Sammy Lee, focusing on how his childhood determination and his father's dreams set the stage for a medical career as well as his athletic achievements which earned him Olympic gold medals in 1948 and 1952"--Provided by publisher
A series of poems written from the point of view of the poet Langston Hughes, offering an overview of key events and themes in his life
A picture book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
"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
A look at the the personal life and baseball career of the legendary player, Jackie Robinson, who was the first African American to play in the majors