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Our collection of picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL a recommendation.* Click here for more on book evaluation.


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    Adventures with My Daddies

    2021

    by Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons

    "A diverse family embarks on a series of whimsical adventures in this Own Voices bedtime read aloud, perfect for LGBTQ+ and adoptive families! Set off on a series of incredible adventures with an endearing, diverse family as the bedtime stories they read burst into colorful life. Together, the daddies and their little one battle dragons, dodge deadly dinosaurs, zoom to the moon, and explore the world in a hot air balloon, before winding down to sleep in a wonderfully cozy ending. Own voices author and illustrator team Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons deliver an imaginative, heartwarming tale filled with bright, optimistic acrylic and pencil illustrations that celebrate the magic of books and unique family stories as well as the beauty of diverse families." -- publisher

    Any Child

    Hiding Baby Moses

    2021

    by Judith L. Roth and Melanie Cataldo

    "A lyrical retelling of the Old Testament story of baby Moses being hidden from Pharaoh, told from the perspective of his protective older sister. A baby boy is hidden in a basket floating on the Nile. A fearful mother sings a song of protection. And a brave big sister seeks a chance to save her brother. Meet the family of baby Moses in this lyrical retelling, and see how God's faithfulness can be revealed through one small person who takes a big risk for someone she loves." -- publisher

    Beautiful Life Cross Group

    I Am Loved

    2021

    by Kevin Qamaniq-Mason, Mary Qamaniq-Mason and Hwei Lim

    "Pakak is in a new foster home, with new people, new food, and new smells. Feeling alone and uncertain, Pakak finds comfort in a secret shared with him by his anaanattiaq, his grandmother, and in the knowledge that he is loved no matter how far away his family may be. Written as a gift for Inuit children in care by foster parents Kevin and Mary Qamaniq-Mason, this book is lovingly imbued with cultural familiarities that will resonate with children who, like Pakak, are navigating the unknown." -- publisher

    Beautiful Life Cross Group

    I Can Take Time To Think

    2020

    by Sophia Day, Celestte Dills and Timothy Zowada

    "Discover tools to manage emotions and think of solutions to problems. Children will learn how to practice a calming strategy when emotions feel "too big" with this adaptation of the "Turtle Technique." In I Can Take Time to Think, LeBron shows how he likes to care for his family, friends, and his pet turtle, Speedy. LeBron learns how to handle big emotions (like anger or frustration) from observing Speedy’s actions. LeBron practices how to tuck like a turtle to calm down. He uses problem-solving solutions to resolve conflict and to get along with others." -- publisher

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    Just Like a Mama

    2020

    by Alice Faye Duncan and Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

    "Celebrate the heart connection between adopted children and the forever families who welcome them with kindness, care, and unconditional love in this powerful picture book from the author of Honey Baby Sugar Child. Carol Olivia Clementine lives with Mama Rose. Mama Rose is everything—tender and sweet. She is also as stern and demanding as any good parent should be. In the midst of their happy home, Carol misses her mother and father. She longs to be with them. But until that time comes around, she learns to surrender to the love that is present. Mama Rose becomes her “home.” And Carol Olivia Clementine concludes that she loves Miss Rose, “just like a mama.” This sweet read-aloud is, on the surface, all about the everyday home life a caregiver creates for a young child: she teachers Clementine how to ride a bike, clean her room, tell time. A deeper look reveals the patience, intention, and care little ones receives in the arms of a mother whose blood is not her blood, but whose bond is so deep—and so unconditional—that it creates the most perfect condition for a child to feel safe, successful, and deeply loved." -- publisher

    Beautiful Life

    A Crazy-Much love

    2019

    by Joy Jordan-Lake and Sonia Sánchez

    "“How MUCH is the crazy-much love?” This simple question is answered as two parents recount the journey of adopting their daughter and the many milestone moments that follow. From the child’s first bath and first time riding a tricycle, all the way to her boarding that big yellow bus, the crazy-much love grows SO MUCH that it spills out the windows and busts down the doors. A warm, lyrical celebration of the deep love parents hold for their children, and a comforting message for kids about how there can be only one special YOU." -- publisher

    Any Child

    My Family Loves Me

    2019

    by Sophia Day, Megan Johnson and Stephanie Strouse

    "Families have many different ways of showing love. Follow the MVP Kids throughout their day as simple actions display loving support. Explore a wide range of family relationships and discover how to say "I love you" in the MVP Kids' twelve heritage languages; including English, Spanish, Korean, Hebrew, Swahili, Chinese, Portuguese, Hindi, Italian, Arabic, German. This book features a range of children, including children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and cochlear implants. Diversity is shown in positive ways with characters that span various cultures, ethnicities, family situations, physical challenges and more. Readers of all backgrounds will see themselves in these pages while learning to value the diversity within their own community and being exposed to differences from around the world." -- publisher

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