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.
On her first day of first grade, despite the objections of her older sisters, Suki chooses to wear her beloved Japanese kimono to school because it holds special memories of her grandmother's visit last summer
One night, a young boy and his father investigate their frightened neighbors' report of ghosts on a nearby farm
Kiri, a Japanese American girl who loves to draw and paint, tries to use the origami set she received for her birthday. Includes instructions for making an origami butterfly
"Joey loves things that fold: maps, bed, accordions, you name it. When a classmate's mother turns a plain piece of paper into a beautiful origami crane, his eyes pop. Maybe he can learn origami, too. But it's going to take practice --on his homework, the newspaper, the thirty-eight dollars in his mother's purse. ... Enough! No more folding! How can Joey become an origami master if he can't practice? Happily, he finds a way--and perhaps a chance to make a new friend while he's at it"--Dust jacket
While visiting her grandmother for the summer in Vancouver, Mary, a young girl from the prairies, befriends her neighbor Mr. Hiroshi, and helps him with his garden. When Mr. Hiroshi is interned because of his Japanese ancestry, Mary promises to take care of his garden
"A biography of Japanese businessman Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, focusing on his early influences and later career as an innovative inventor and manufacturer of motorcycles and cars"--Provided by publisher
A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions
"When Miranda finds a pair of funny-looking flip flops in her attic and puts them on, she never imagines she will be whisked away to a foreign country! Join Miranda as she makes a new friend and learns all about a new culture"-- Back cover
After falling in love with Japan as a little girl, Erika becomes a teacher and fulfills her childhood dream by moving to a remote Japanese island
Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play her violin at her school's talent show. The trouble is, she's only a beginner, and she's had only three lessons. Will her confidence waver on the night of the show?