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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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How many donkeys?

2009

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Carol Liddiment and Nadia Jameel Taibah

When Jouha counts the ten donkeys carrying his dates to market, he repeatedly forgets to count the one he is riding on, causing him great consternation. Includes numbers written out in Arabic and in English transliteration, as well as the numerals one through ten, and a note on the origins and other versions of the story

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The horse and the mysterious drawing

2014

by Jian Li

Ah Fu finds a white pony wandering the grassland, that develops a strange pattern on its back after jumping in the Yellow river

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Mulan

2014

by Jian Li

"There was once an extraordinary girl who was as beautiful as she was brave. She knew how to read and write and sew. She loved to ride horses and shoot her bow and arrows. But it was the love for her family and her father that made her into a great soldier"--Back cover

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Maya's blanket

2015

by Monica Brown, David Diaz and Adriana Domínguez

"When a little girl's cherished baby blanket becomes old and worn, it is made into a dress, and over the years it is made into even smaller and smaller items, eventually ending up as a bookmark and inspiring the creation of a book. Includes an author's note and a glossary"-- |cProvided by publisher

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