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 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
Retelling of a folktale about Akiro, a young Japanese boy, whose obsession with drawing cats leads him to an adventure that would change his life. Based on a legend about the Japanese artist Sesshū Tōyō
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
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
In this reimagining of a Japanese folk tale, Momoko is born from a peach to make the world a better place. Despite the rumors of a terrible ogre that lives nearby and eats children, Momoko bravely sets out with a pocketful of dumplings and the timid Monkey, Dog, and Pheasant to find out the truth for herself
A retelling of the traditional Japanese tale describing the origins of the beckoning cat and how it came to be a symbol of good luck