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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.

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    Up!

    2017

    by Susan Hughes and Ashley Barron

    "Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling lovingly carries a baby. With various family configurations and settings ranging from a busy outdoor market to a high-rise apartment kitchen, the book wholeheartedly celebrates diversity. Gorgeous cut-paper collage art adds warmth and brightness, and brings the lyrical text to life. Repetition of the phrase "Upsy-daisy" on each spread lends familiarity, and reminds readers that love for a little one is a universal feeling."--Provided by publisher

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    We are shining

    2017

    by Gwendolyn Brooks and Jan Spivey Gilchrist

    A life-affirming poem, illustrated for the first time, intends to foster opportunity and acceptance for all the people and children of the world. Gwendolyn Brooks honors the beauty of our world, the story of shared humanity, and the many different people in it. She speaks to all children of the world in this moving poem about acceptance, stressing that every child should have the opportunity for a shining future and offering hope for a better tomorrow

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    Skin again

    2017

    by Bell Hooks and Christopher Raschka

    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

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    Where will I live?

    2017

    by Rosemary A. McCarney

    "This stunning photo-based picture book for younger readers takes a look at the thousands of children around the world who have been forced to flee war, terror, hunger, sickness, and natural disasters - young refugees on the move with very little left except questions. It's hard to imagine, but the images here will help unaffected children understand not only what this must feel like, but also how very lucky they are. The final message is that children, even with uncertain futures, are resilient and can face uncertainty with optimism. Gripping images are from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and include photographs of children in countries including Lebanon, Rwanda, Iraq, Niger, Hungary, Jordan, and Greece, among others"--|cProvided by publisher

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    I love Jewish faces

    2009

    by Debra B. Darvick

    Jews come in every shape, size, and color. With this delightful new book from Debra Darvick, children will learn that no matter what they look like or where they are from, they are part of the Jewish family. Featuring full-color photographs showing the diversity of the Jewish community, this book is ideal for families, early childhood centers, and outreach programs.

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