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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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      I am Gandhi

      2017

      by Brad, Meltzer, Chris and Eliopoulos

      This book tells the story of how Gandhi used the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience to fight discrimination against Indians in South Africa and to end British rule in India. Like the series biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi's story focuses on his peaceful heroism in the struggle for civil rights and social change

      Biography Oppression

      Be the change

      2016

      by Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus and Evan Turk

      "At Grandfather Gandhi's service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non- violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste"--|cProvided by Publisher

      Beautiful Life Biography

      Tree matters

      2014

      by Gangu Bai, Va Kītā and Gita Wolf

      The Bhil people of central India are amongst the country's oldest indigenous communities. They have an intimate yet playful relationship with the natural world of animals, plants, trees and forests. All of them are part of their everyday environment. Gangu Bai, Bhil artist, brings this connection alive through a set of joyful paintings in her traditional style, based on her memories of growing up with trees. Her tales range from food, work and festivals to illness and childbirth. Her ecological wisdom is lightly held, yet it offers a profound lesson in sustainable everyday living

      Informational

      Mahavira

      2014

      by Manoj Jain and Demi

      "Imagine a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Long ago, in the faraway land of India, there lived a great spiritual teacher named Mahavira (which means 'very brave'), who imagined just such a world. This is the story of his life"--Jacket

      Folklore