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.
Celebrates the joy and beauty of nappy hair
"A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dream big and achieve their goals"--|cProvided by publisher
Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, this book offers new ways to talk about race and identity. Race matters, but only so much--what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free
The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story."
Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another
Various zoo animals take residence in a young girl's hair as it becomes more tangled and frizzy
Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of African-American children
Lyrics and illustrations teach children to celebrate their own unique talents and abilities
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
An African American girl contemplates the many wonderful black things around her, from the inside of a pocket, where surprises hide, to the cozy night where there is no light