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
"Why Are People Different Colors? provides the perfect platform to explore family issues and questions that children have as they grow up and try to make sense of the world around them. Each fully-illustrated spread poses questions around the theme of identity and diversity, helping children to understand different ethnic structures, cultures, and ages and generations. Explanations and advice for parents and carers to help guide and inform their child have been compiled by two child psychologists" --Publisher
"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
"Describes the emergence of humankind out of Africa, charting the course of human development from 7 million years ago to today, highlighting the development of diversity among peoples and our ability to invent and discover"--Provided by publisher
An old black man finds a baby abandoned in a dumpster and raises him in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood to know both African American and Mexican American ways
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