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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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My two blankets

2015

by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood

Cartwheel has arrived in a new country, and feels the loss of all she's ever known. She creates a safe place for herself under an "old blanket" made out of memories and thoughts of home. But when she meets a new friend, the relationship helps her take her first steps into a new culture, and Cartwheel begins to weave a "new blanket," one of friendship and a renewed sense of belonging

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Madison and the new neighbors

2014

by Vanita Braver and Jonathan Brown

When Madison's mother takes her through the neighborhood to sell candy for school, Madison refuses to go to one particular house because the girl who moved there from India has a strange accent, but after being reminded of how she felt when she first moved, Madison gives Seema a chance

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The dreaming tree

2009

by Eithne Massey and Marie Thorhauge

"Back home in Brazil, Roberto loved playing football. Now he lives in Ireland, and he'd really like to have a game with the boys in the park, but he's too shy. When his grandmother reminds him of the Brazilian story of the dreaming tree, he doesn't see how a story can help him-- But maybe it can!"--Back cover

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