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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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Beautiful Shades of Brown

2020

by Nancy Churnin and Felicia Marshall

"Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. As a young woman studying art in Paris, she found inspiration in the works of Matisse and Gaugin to paint the people she knew best. Back in Philadelphia, the Harmon Foundation commissioned her to paint portraits of accomplished African-Americans. Her portraits still hang in Washington DC's National Portrait Gallery, where children of all races can admire the beautiful shades of brown she captured." -- publisher

Biography

Love the Skin You’re In

2020

by Joseline J. Hardrick and Gayanjali Munasinghe

"Children are born beautiful. Our shades, shapes, hair textures, and everything else about us reflect our rich human heritage and history. This picture book is a love poem to that beauty." -- publisher

Race/Culture Concepts

Love the Skin You’re In Too

2020

by Joseline J. Hardrick and Gayanjali Munasinghe

"If you liked my book for little girls, "Love the Skin You're In" ©, then you need to get this book for the little boy in your life. Every little boy should be told that he is beautiful and to love the skin he's in too! ♥ Children are born beautiful, period. Our shades, shapes, hair texture, and everything else about us reflect our rich human heritage and history. This picture book is a love poem to that beauty, made especially for little boys!" -- publisher

Race/Culture Concepts

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