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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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The saga of Haggle Lee Ho

2014

by J. R. Poulter and Stefania Saccarola

"Haggle Lee Ho has lived in the town all his life, grown up with those around him, but never acknowledged as one of them. That is all about to change. The town's people have a treasure in their midst. They just don't know it, yet. Sometimes, what is most precious is right under your nose!"--Back cover

Cross Group Folklore

Priscilla and the hollyhocks

2008

by Anne Broyles and Anna Alter

A young African American girl is sold away from her mother as a slave, and then later is sold to a Cherokee Indian, but eventually she is bought by a white man who not only sets her free, but adopts her into his family of fifteen children. Based on a true story; includes instructions for making a hollyhock doll

Cross Group Oppression

Dear baobab

2011

by Cheryl Foggo and Qin Leng

After his parents die, seven-year-old Maiko leaves his village in Africa to live across the ocean with his aunt and uncle. When he thinks of home, he thinks of the big baobab tree at the center of the village. In his new home, Maiko feels a special connection to the small spruce tree in the front yard, especially when he finds out it is the same age as he is. Like his beloved baobab, this tree also sings to him and shares his secrets. When he learns that the little spruce is in danger of being cut down, Maiko tries to save it

Beautiful Life Cross Group