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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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Teatime Around the World

2020

by Denyse Waissbluth and Chelsea O'Byrne

"A celebration of diversity and deliciousness, Teatime Around the World reveals all the wonderful ways we can enjoy a cup of tea––or two! Let’s go on an adventure to discover new cultures and friends through tea! In this fun and lyrical picture book for ages 4-8, kids will learn how tea is enjoyed in Thailand, Japan, Russia, Egypt, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Uruguay, South Sudan, India, and more countries! Did you know that po cha, the traditional tea in Tibet, is thick and salty like soup? Or that in Iran, tea is served with a rock? (A rock candy, that is!) Or that afternoon tea was dreamed up in England by a duchess who complained of being hungry between lunch and dinner? With vivid poetry, vibrant illustrations, and unique facts about different tea cultures, Teatime Around the World tells the delightful story of a beloved beverage." -- publisher

Beautiful Life Informational

How sweet the sound

2018

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison

An incredibly moving picture book biography of the man behind the hymn "Amazing Grace" and the living legacy of the song by Caldecott Honor winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison. One stormy night at sea, a wayward man named John Newton feared for his life. In his darkest hour he fell to his knees and prayed and somehow the battered ship survived the storm. Grateful, he changed his ways and became a minister, yet he still owned a slave ship. But in time, empathy touched his heart. A changed man, he used his powerful words to help end slavery in England. Those words became the hymn "Amazing Grace," a song that has lifted the spirit and given comfort across time and all over the world.

Incidental

Pocahontas

2015

by Joanne Mattern

"Meet Pocahontas!Fact-filled Rookie Read-About Biographies introduce the youngest readers to influential women and men, both past and present. Colorful photos and age appropriate text encourage children to read on their own-as they learn about people like Serena Williams, Neil Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank and many more. Pocahontas' people, the Powhatan, were already living in Virginia when the first English settlers arrived. Without the help and friendship of this young American Indian girl, the settlers at Jamestown would surely have starved to death. She is one of America's earliest heroes." -- publisher

Cross Group

The Case for Loving

2015

by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls

Imagine not being able to marry the person you loved, just because they were of a race different from your own. This is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard fell in love, and got married in Washington D.C. When they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested for violating that state's law against interracial marriage. The Lovings refused to allow their children to get the message that their parents' love was wrong and so they fought the unfair law, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court

Cross Group Oppression & Resilience

London Calls!

2014

by Gabby Dawnay

"Big Ben is chiming, it’s quarter to eight, and London is calling, we mustn’t be late! From the creators of A Possum’s Tail comes another fun, rhyming adventure. London Calls zooms past parks and palaces, monuments and museums—all the major sights and sounds of the British capital—at a pace that readers of all ages will find exhilarating. In this thrilling tour—by red double-decker bus, the Tube, bicycle, boat, and on foot!—a mother and daughter see parks and paintings and palaces, ride the London Eye and look out for ghosts in the Tower, shop, stop for tea, and make the acquaintance of Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, and the Shard, not to mention a whole host of other characters who make London the rich and diverse city that it is today. Expressing all the energy, history, and excitement that London has to offer, London Calls is both a perfect introduction to and memento of an unrivaled city" -- publisher

Incidental

The Mayflower

2014

by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac

Narrates the historic journey of the one hundred and two passengers aboard the Mayflower and their settlement at Plymouth Harbor. ~Publisher

Cross Group Incidental Informational

In a minute

2011

by Tony Bradman and Eileen Browne

Jo can't wait to get to the playground

Any Child Cross Group

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