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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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            Zheng He, the great Chinese explorer

            2015

            by Jian Li and Yijin Wert

            Follow the adventures of the great Chinese explorer Zheng He (1371-1433) during the renowned Ming Dynasty in this illustrated bilingual book. The young Zheng He dreamed of foreign lands, his imagination awakened by a porcelain vase his grandfather and father brought home from overseas. It became his goal to find this stunning cobalt colour but the road to fulfilling this dream was not a straight one

            Biography

            The horse and the mysterious drawing

            2014

            by Jian Li

            Ah Fu finds a white pony wandering the grassland, that develops a strange pattern on its back after jumping in the Yellow river

            Folklore

            I See the Sun in China

            2010

            by Dedie King and Judith Inglese

            Follows a young child as she travels from a small town to the city of Shanghai, portraying the events that take place from dawn until night over the course of that one day, in English and Mandarin Chinese

            Beautiful Life

            Mulan

            2014

            by Jian Li

            "There was once an extraordinary girl who was as beautiful as she was brave. She knew how to read and write and sew. She loved to ride horses and shoot her bow and arrows. But it was the love for her family and her father that made her into a great soldier"--Back cover

            Folklore

            Ming's Adventure on China's Great Wall

            2015

            by Jian Li and Yijin Wert

            "Ming and his father take a trip to the Great Wall but end up getting separated from each other. During their time apart, Ming goes on a fascinating journey through the ages of China's Great Wall. Ming will encounter all aspects of the Great Wall's history including: its enemies storming the wall, huge markets for the public, and even a Chinese emperor. Join Ming on this exciting adventure and experience the remarkable history of China's Great Wall"-- Back cover

            Beautiful Life