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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Awakened by strange sounds, Anyaugo discovers a giant chicken in her kitchen and has to muster the courage to remove it before the chicken destroys her family's preparations for the New Yam Festival
"Ebele loves games, and she plays from morning to night in the village ama. But when she hears that her Senegalese cousin Ngony is come to stay, and wants to play their favourite games, Ebele starts to wonder--what is her favourite game?"--P.  of cover
Here is a unique insight into African village life and a special way of sharing, celebrating and making important decisions. One little girl tells how each member of her family, from her brother who helps sweep clean the village ilo, to her grandfather with his words of wisdom, contributes to the well-being and happiness of their village
Chidi has a favorite color, blue. He says it is the best color in the world. His older sister, Nneka, decides to teach him about other colors seen in their village
Chinaza watches her little brother, Ife, get his first haircut, and helps her family prepare the celebration for this rite of passage
As a young Igbo man, Amadi does not understand why his mother insists he learn to read, since he already knows his numbers and will be a businessman one day, but an older boy teaches him the value of learning about the world through books
Monifa met Mei Jing on the first day of school and they've been best friends ever since. The girls have much in common, from their love of arts and crafts to their dream of becoming veterinarians. Monifa thinks Mei Jing's family customs are pretty neat, too, like getting red envelopes for Chinese New Year and eating with chopsticks