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.
Bela's lost her Ma at the bazaar! Where could she have gone? With the help of a whole new host of friends Bela found her mother
Although she lives in a house full of avid readers, Meena hates books--until she discovers the magic inside them
Her parents swept away by a catastrophic flood, Chandra finds solace in her mother's magic flute
On her way to visit her daughter on the other side of the jungle, Grandma encounters a hungry fox, bear, and tiger, and although she convinces them to wait for her return trip, she still must find a way to outwit them all
Sundari, the daughter of the Chief Mahout in Mysore, and the elephant calf Lakshmi were born on the same day and remain close, and when Lakshmi's father gets too old to lead the procession for Dussehra, Sundari suggests Lakshmi take his place
Pen pals Elliot and Kailash discover that even though they live in different countries--America and India--they both love to climb trees, have pets, and ride a school bus
It's a boring day... but Sameer has a way to make things interesting!
"Each year, people of the Bhil tribe from Madhya Pradesh in central India celebrate a wonderful carnival call Bhagoria"--Back cover. A brother and sister visit the carnival together
"Meet Churki and Burki, the rhyming sisters, and spend a day with them in their village, playing and singing songs. Adapted from the Gond artist Durga Bai's rendering of her own childhood in her village Patangahr, this is a merry tale of fun and rhyme"--Back cover
A little girl visiting her grandmother in an Indian village discovers the house marks--also known as rangoli or kolam--that Indian women create in rice, paint, and other media, and learns how to make her own pattern in her city apartment