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.
"Queen Serpot rules the Land of Women, where the Amazon women live free, without men, and hunt and fight their own battles. But one day their peace is broken. An army of Egyptian soldiers is approaching their land, led by their prince, Pedikhons. Pedikhons has heard stories of these warrior women. Now he has come to see them with his own eyes--and to challenge them to combat. But the brave Serpot and her women are full of surprises. Can woman truly equal man in strength and courage? This story of love and war is based on an actual Egyptian scroll from the Greco-Roman period. [Includes] hieroglyphic translations of key phrases, intricate paintings in the Egyptian and Assyrian styles, and extensive notes about both cultures"--Simon & Schuster WWW site
Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom, wrote everything he knew in a book which he hid and protected with powerful magic. A clever prince thinks he can break the spell and gain access to all the wisdom in the book. Can he do it? Should he try?
"When Prince Thutmose visits the Pyramids of Giza, he discovers the head of the Great Sphinx sticking out of the sand. To his surprise, the Sphinx says Thutmose will do great things for Egypt. Will the Sphinx's words come true, or is Thutmose simply dreaming?" --Cover p. 4
As he paints the lion, hawk, crocodile, and cobra that his son has managed to coax to serve as models for the decorations on the tomb of Prince Dhutmose, Pepi's father captures an even more important animal
The god Thoth creates seven giant scorpions to protect Isis and Horus from Set
A tale, based on a story found in ancient papyrus scrolls, about a shipwrecked sailor who finds fortune when he is befriended by a serpent that is the Prince of the magical island of Punt
Presents the myth of how Osiris, a god and king of Egypt, is killed by his brother, Set, and how his wife, Isis, searches for his body