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"African is a children's book featuring lyrics by Peter Tosh and illustrations by Jamaican artist Rachel Moss. The song "African" by Peter Tosh was originally released in 1977 on his second solo record, Equal Rights. He wrote the song during a time of civil unrest in Jamaica as a reminder to all black people that they were part of the same community. The album is considered one of the most influential reggae works of all time." -- publisher
"With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society." -- publisher
"I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in—of being brown, of being amazing, of being you." -- publisher
"Lulu loves her family, but people are always asking: What are you? Lulu hates that question. Her brother inspires her to come up with a “power phrase” so she can easily express who she is, not what she is. Includes a Note to Readers from the author, sharing her experience as a multiracial person." -- from the publisher
"Told by a succession of exuberant young narrators, Magnificent Homespun Brown is a story -- a song, a poem, a celebration -- about feeling at home in one’s own beloved skin." -- publisher
Takes children on a culinary journey around the world, teaching them about new cultures and landscapes through different foods. This illustrated non-fiction book explains facts with interesting references and stories that spark curiosity about the different history and cultures of the world. As children learn about foods, they also understand how the environment and cultural practice can shape the way we eat. By the end, they will have learned about different cuisines and cultures with a thought about how we all share these widely today
A girl explains how her parents are different in color, tastes in art and food, and pet preferences, and how she herself is different too but just right
In this picture book, a young black girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage hair.
What do red envelopes, green fireworks, and golden tangerines have in common? All are part of vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations! Celebrate the culture and customs of Chinese New Year by learning about the holiday's colors through eye-catching photos and engaging text. Back matter features the Crayola® colors used throughout the book and includes a reproducible coloring page.
"Celebrate the holidays in vibrant color with Crayola®. Dazzling photos and engaging text explore each holiday’s traditions. A back matter feature correlates the colors in the photos to Crayola colors, and each book includes a reproducible coloring page." -- publisher