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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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Year of the Dragon

2014

by Ian Foutz and Madeline Miller

"Life wasn't perfect, but things were going pretty well for Jake Chandler. Then his dad moved the family to China for his new job, taking Jake halfway around the world and forcing him to leave everything he'd ever known behind. There doesn't seem to be anything for him in "the land of broken sticks" except for noise, loneliness, and confusion. But who knows? With the help of early morning tai-chi warriors, breakfast dumplings, and his Dutch neighbor Martin, maybe Jake can make this new life work after all"--Back cover

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Work and more work

2015

by Linda Little and Óscar T. Pérez

"Tom lives in the countryside in the mid 1800s, and he is curious that what is it like in the town, the city, and the world beyond? It's all "work and more work," everyone tells him. Determined to find out for himself, Tom sets off with a bit of bread and cheese in a bundle. His curiosity take him from town to town. He encounters crowded marketplaces, bustling wharves, and storms on the high seas. In China he sees how tea is made and in India he watches men make deep blue dye from indigo; in Ceylon he marvels at the skill of cinnamon peelers. Eventually he returns home with stories and gifts, showing his parents the riches to be found all over the world. This wonderful book includes an illustrated afterword about the different kinds of work mentioned in the story, work that was done when, in the days before steam, nothing moved except through the power of wind, water, and muscle" --|cProvided by publisher

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Find and seek Singapore

2015

by Sally Roydhouse

"Adventure awaits when a child steps outside his ordinary world and travels to a foreign city or country. In Find and Seek Singapore, a small boy arrives in the Southeast Asian island nation with his family, willing to explore his new surroundings with an open heart and a spirit of wonder. All senses are activated as we are taken on his adventure and discover the Singapore experience through the eyes of a child. Universal themes of travel, exposure to new cultures, and a sense of discovery are pertinent to the story. His adventure will leave an impression on the reader’s memory to keep, and hopefully ignite a love of travel in this diverse world that we share. Find and Seek Singapore is colorful, educational, and written in simple verse, making it an enjoyable read for all members of the family"--Publisher description

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