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 look at various hairstyles for Black hair, and the history of these and other hairstyles. Includes glossary
"In the rural community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, African American women have been making quilts for generations. Taught by their mothers, grandmothers, and aunts, these women use scraps of old overalls, aprons, bleached cornmeal sacks--anything they can find. The mere scraps are then transformed into spectacular works of art, each one displaying a unique pattern with vibrant colors and complex geometric composition. Over the years, the women made quilts to keep their families warm and comfortable, never imagining that someday their work would hang on museum walls. Much to their surprise, many of the quilts were featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2002, which then traveled to the Whitney Museum in New York City. Soon enough, the whole world became acquainted with the quilts and the amazing women who created them. In this look at the close-knit community of Gee's Bend, award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history of an extraordinary group of women and their unique art"--Dust jacket
"Ebele loves games, and she plays from morning to night in the village ama. But when she hears that her Senegalese cousin Ngony is come to stay, and wants to play their favourite games, Ebele starts to wonder--what is her favourite game?"--P.  of cover
"In Tanzania, there is a little village where a girl named Onika lives. She loves to go to school with her friends. Onika, Teophani, Agnes and Elibeth each have activities they like to do at their school. What is Onika's favorite thing to do? How can Onika and her friends learn skills to help their village?"--Back cover
"Neema lives in the mountains of Lushoto, Tanzania. Her day is full of fun. She tricks Joseph. She helps Mama Mdemu. She sings with the children. Neems is always looking for ways to learn"--Back cover
On the morning of September 11, 2001, J.J. Keki, a Ugandan musician and coffee farmer, was in New York, about to visit the World Trade Center. Instead, J.J. witnessed the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. He came away from this event with strong emotions about religious conflict. Why should people be enemies because of their religions?
A story about children working in the school garden teaches facts about the growth cycle, gardening, food supply, and working together. Includes other resources for those interested in starting a school garden
"A photographic essay about the Maasai people in Kenya, traditionally nomadic herders, exploring the contemporary challenges they face focusing on environmental changes such as the overgrazing of land and the threat of wildlife extinction and how the Maasai are adapting their agricultural practices and lifestyle while preserving their culture"--Provided by publisher. Includes Maasai proverbs. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Kevin is excited for his turn to light the candles on the last night of Kwanzaa. As he narrates through the week of Kwanzaa, readers learn about the origins, purpose, and rituals of this holiday
"With stunning illustrations that make history come alive, this book is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about the tradition of American folk songs. This is a finely crafted look into the song and spirit that were the soundtrack for America's industrial revolution. Poetry and music come alive here from the past to the present ... Praise to the Gandy dancers of the world!"--Page 4 of cover