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 wonderful account of the sense of hearing given to us by Allah, which can be explored endlessly with young children, encouraging them to give thanks to our Creator"- -Back cover
A little girl discovers things that are round, square, and rectangular in her Hispanic American neighborhood
With breathtaking illustrations and informative text, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, this entrancing volume is equally at home in the classroom as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap
Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset
"Salish poet Jennifer Greene shares the seasonal and cultural activities of each month as seen through a child's eyes ... Salish an Diné artist Antoine Sandoval creates images that teach and celebrate a living culture"- -Back cover
Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states
A young African girl named Violeta dreams of a giraffe with wings
Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn in our multicultural society, and this book introduces it in a playful and gentle way. Organized in a familiar ABC structure, everyday words and expressions as well as words that have special significance in Japanese culture offer even very young children an enticing glimpse into Japanese daily life. This delightfully illustrated preschool book shows each word in Kanji and Hiragana as well as in Romanized form. Teachers and parents bilingual and English speaking only alike will appreciate the book's cultural and linguistic notes, while Kenji and his friends encourage young readers to join the fun!
Rhyming text paired with letters of the English alphabet and themed photos invite the reader to learn some simple Korean words
Photographs and text follow Yikang, a young girl living in the Chinese city of Changzhi, through a typical day, beginning when her mother wakes her in the morning before school, and ending when she kisses her parents goodnight before bed