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Our collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. You can use the Search Tool below to find titles. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation.* See our related readings page for suggested tools for evaluating books.


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The old woman and the eagle

2016

by Idries Shah and Natasha Delmar

In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like. Her efforts mirror a common pattern of human thought: altering the unfamiliar to make it acceptable. This tale is specially presented for children by the author and educator Idries Shah, who, for more than 30 years, collected stories from the Sufi tradition from oral and written sources. Told since ancient times throughout Central Asia and the Middle East, such tales are used to help foster greater mental flexibility and insight in people of all ages.. -- publisher

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You are creative

2008

by Todd Snow and Melodee Strong

All children are creative. When we notice and nurture their creativity, the sky's the limit. With simple words and inventive illustrations that relate to children's everyday lives, You Are Creative encourages little ones to explore and experience their creativity in many ways: touching toes to noses, dancing, putting things together and taking them apart, making happy faces, and more. This warm, affirming little book helps children know that it's good to imagine, have fun, play, and be themselves.--publisher

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You are important

2008

by Todd Snow and Melodee Strong

Every child is precious and valuable. This warm, affirming book helps children know they matter because they are growing and learning new things, because they smile and laugh, because they give comforting hugs, and because we get to hug them. In fact, children are important just because they were born. The simple words and lively illustrations relate to their everyday lives, and the cover reinforces the book's message: Each child is a star. -- publisher

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You are beautiful

2008

by Todd Snow and Melodee Strong

Each child is precious, valuable...and beautiful. With simple words and detailed illustrations that relate to children's everyday lives, You Are Beautiful lets very young children know they are beautiful on the outside, and the inside. Children learn that beauty is more than skin deep and they are beautiful in many ways, just the way they are. A warm, affirming, important little book. -- publisher

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