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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.

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Stella tells her story

2015

by Janiel M. Wagstaff and Dana Regan

"Meet Stella! She has a story to tell. (Ms. Merkley says everyone does.) "Today," Ms. Merkley announced, "is the perfect day to start writing narratives." Max has the story about his puppy, and Tineka is ready to retell her catfish adventure. But what topic will Stella choose? The time she got cupcake batter in her hair? Her trip to the amusement park? And how will she write it? What happened first, next, last . . . ?"--Back cover

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Stella writes an opinion

2015

by Janiel M. Wagstaff and Dana Regan

"Meet Stella! She has lots of opinions. Like, the best food is ice cream and kids should be allowed to bring toys to school and Ms. Merkley is the nicest teacher in the whole world. So, when Ms. M. tells the class they get to write an opinion, Stella gets excited. But how will she choose what to write about? Go with Stella on her writing journey and see how one kid's opinion can change a school" --Back cover

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The “can” in cancer

2013

by Julia Cook and Allison Valentine

"Eli is a young boy who finds out that he has cancer. Not knowing how to feel, his doctor tells him: "There is a 'can' in cancer, so when your life seems kinda rough, breathe in and out and clear your head and think about better stuff." This creatively written book of hope follows Eli's journey through the eyes of a patient, parents, siblings, teachers, health care providers, and friends"--Back cover

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