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.
"Yaffa and Fatima live on neighboring date farms. When very little rain leads to a poor harvest, both women go to extra measures to make sure that their neighbor doesn't go hungry"--Provided by publisher
When a newly married couple from a small Moroccan village moves to the city of Casablanca, the mirror on their wardrobe causes much confusion, as they each think their spouse has married someone new
Cinnamon was a princess, a long time ago, in a small hot country, where everything was very old. Cinnamon did not talk. Mango trees, a parrot, and a beautiful room in the palace do nothing to help the teachers who try to make her to speak. Can a man-eating tiger do so, and exactly who will end up in the belly of the beast?
When her husband goes missing, a new mother pleads with Tin Hau, the patron goddess of fisherman, for help
A poor old Chinese farmer finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it
"Pattan has an amazing pumpkin. It grows bigger than the goats, bigger than the elephants... so BIG that it is as TALL as the mountains. Then one day, the storm clouds burst and the waters rise. Pattan, his family, and all the animals are in danger from the momentous flood. Can Pattan and his giant pumpkin save the day? Based on a traditional tale told by the Irula people of southern India"--Dust jacket
"Nani learns that there is more to being a princess than fine clothes when a real Hawaiian princess comes to save the town of Hilo from Mauna Loa's volcanic lava flow. Based on the historical events of the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawai'i"--Provided by publisher
A boy helps an injured crane, and the good deed is rewarded with the arrival of a mysterious guest who weaves beautiful silk for the family. Includes author's note about Japanese folktales and poetry, information about red -crowned cranes, and pronunciations
A story based on Dominican folklore, about the ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater people whose feet are attached backwards, with their toes pointing in the direction from which they have come
A humorous retelling of the fairy tale, told from the point of view of the fisherman's wife, who dreams of having plenty of food (she did not have enough to eat as a child), and is very puzzled about how her poor fisherman husband suddenly seems able to provide her with everything she ever dreamed of