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.
A collection of traditional Japanese folktales, including "Peach Boy," "The magic teakettle," and "The tongue-cut sparrow."
"In these sixteen entertaining stories, you'll meet a delicate princess, a flying farmer, and a dragon along with many other characters who will thrill, charm, and delight your children. Each story contains a shushin, or moral that will teach your child about respecting and helping others"--Amazon.com, viewed on 2/26/2014
Twenty traditional stories from Japan include the tales of Momotaro, the peach boy, the rabbit in the moon, and the tongue-cut sparrow
"Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, Indonesia children's favorite stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness, and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. Astute princesses, resourceful villagers and daring travelers appear throughout this vast archipelago to tell their stories and charm our children. Retold for an international audience, these beautifully illustrated stories provide children with an insight into the traditional culture, morals and environment of Indonesia. This book is aimed at children in the five to twelve age group"--Back cover
A selection of nine stories from Malaysian legends and folklore
A retelling of twenty-two Middle Eastern folktales about Mulla Nasreddin Hoca, a wise man remembered for his insightful and humorous stories
Despite a cruel stepmother's schemes, Jouanah, a young Hmong girl, finds true love and happiness with the aid of her dead mother's spirit and a pair of special sandals
A Japanese couple adopts a boy found in a giant wave who does not grow, in a story inspired by Hokusai's "The Great Wave Off Kanegawa" and featuring information on the artist and his work on the back lining papers