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.
A simple retelling of how Moses, who grew to lead the Hebrews out of captivity in Egypt, was saved when his mother and sister set him adrift in a water-tight basket where Pharoah's daughter would find him
"Khepri lives in ancient Egypt, happily fishing alongside his father in the waters of the Nile. But today Khepri is replacing his fishing pole with the reed pens of a scribe- -a change he's a bit uneasy about. As he and his father travel to Thebes, Khepri must face his anxieties about starting school"--Dust jacket
"Queen Serpot rules the Land of Women, where the Amazon women live free, without men, and hunt and fight their own battles. But one day their peace is broken. An army of Egyptian soldiers is approaching their land, led by their prince, Pedikhons. Pedikhons has heard stories of these warrior women. Now he has come to see them with his own eyes--and to challenge them to combat. But the brave Serpot and her women are full of surprises. Can woman truly equal man in strength and courage? This story of love and war is based on an actual Egyptian scroll from the Greco-Roman period. [Includes] hieroglyphic translations of key phrases, intricate paintings in the Egyptian and Assyrian styles, and extensive notes about both cultures"--Simon & Schuster WWW site
Tells the story of the enslavement of the children of Israel by the pharaoh, the coming of Moses, the ten plagues that struck Egypt, and the delivery of the children of Israel from slavery, the event that became known as Passover
Hassan, grandson of tomb robbers, joins the dig of King Tut's tomb, but must show honesty to continue working
Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom, wrote everything he knew in a book which he hid and protected with powerful magic. A clever prince thinks he can break the spell and gain access to all the wisdom in the book. Can he do it? Should he try?
"When Prince Thutmose visits the Pyramids of Giza, he discovers the head of the Great Sphinx sticking out of the sand. To his surprise, the Sphinx says Thutmose will do great things for Egypt. Will the Sphinx's words come true, or is Thutmose simply dreaming?" --Cover p. 4
Learn about the Egyptian way of life and meet the Pharaoh, watch the scribes at work in the palace, delve into the tombs, and witness worshippers at the temples
A tale, based on a story found in ancient papyrus scrolls, about a shipwrecked sailor who finds fortune when he is befriended by a serpent that is the Prince of the magical island of Punt
Presents the myth of how Osiris, a god and king of Egypt, is killed by his brother, Set, and how his wife, Isis, searches for his body