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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"From the author and illustrator of A is for Activist and Counting on Community. This time, Innosanto Nagara tells a true story from his childhood in Indonesia. It is a child's view of a particular place and time--but it is also an introduction to Indonesia, a story about colonialism, and a message about the power of creativity"- -|cProvided by publisher
"This is the story of Tari, a talented girl who lives on the beautiful island of Bali. Her life in Bali is never dull, because of the frequent temple celebrations held in her village. Tari helps her friends and neighbors prepare elaborate offerings for these celebrations. Most of all, though, Tari loves to dance. She practices daily and performs every chance she gets. Tari's grandmother was a famous dancer when she was young and Tari wants to be just like her. One day, her grandmother gives Tari a very special gift--from one dancer to another. Soon after, Tari's grandmother passes away. In a special cremation ceremony, Tari and her family bid farewell to Grandmother and thank her for her kindness"--Back cover
Suhaila's wish to know her deceased grandmother is granted when a golden ladder appears at her window and Grandma Annie invites her on a journey to the moon, where they welcome people who are facing tragedy. Includes facts about the painting and woman who inspired the story