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.
After a young girl finds two old potatoes at her father's house, they plant and tend them to see if they will have new potatoes in September. Includes a recipe for mashed potatoes
Dao, a red panda, guides Ethan and Emma, two school children, back into time to discover how ramen was created in Japan and how the noodle soup became popular worldwide. Includes glossary
Children and their robot friend build a treehouse in a rhyme that fits the tune of "London Bridge is falling down." Includes facts about simple machines, jobs robots do, an activity, and musical notation
Children need easy guidelines to help them understand how to protect themselves and feel secure in their environments. Rana DiOrio's newest addition to her award- winning series explores physical, emotional, social, and cyber safety in unthreatening ways that spark meaningful conversation between adults and children about staying safe--Provided by publisher
Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner
Maggie finds turtle eggs in her sandbox and decides to become a "turtle sitter" to help the baby diamondback terrapins. She watches them hatch and then raises them until they are big enough to fend for themselves. Includes "For Creative Minds" section with terrapin fun facts and turtle habitat crafts
The story of an ordinary bus... until a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, which became a pivotal event in the Civil Rights movement. Follows the bus's history from the streets of Montgomery to the Henry Ford Museum