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.
Traces Frederick Douglass's journey from slavery to international renown as writer and lecturer
This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl while attending an Arctic residential school
Describes the transatlantic journey taken by the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, detailing their hardships until they reached their destination in the New World.
Squanto recounts how in 1614 he was captured by the British, sold into slavery in Spain, and ultimately returned to the New World to become a guide and friend for the colonists
"Green Street Park" contains colorful pictures and an engaging story that helps children understand important lessons of how to work for justice and peace and to help those in need
In 1855, people of color began attending Sunday school at the Lexington Presbyterian Church in Virginia. Stonewall Jackson himself was the first superintendent of the school. This nonfiction children's picture book tells the remarkable story
A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself
Juan Diego hears the voice of the Virgin Mary asking him to petition the bishop for a shrine to be built in her honor, but the bishop will not agree unless Juan can bring him a sign
On each of the twelve days during her Christmas visit with her cousin Will, Katie writes home describing the history, geography, animals, and interesting sites of Michigan that she has explored. Uses the cumulative pattern of the traditional carol to present amusing state trivia at the end of each letter
In an account of the friendship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, readers get a glimpse into the shared bond between two great American leaders during a turbulent time in history