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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      The gift of gold


      by Dorothy Kowen and Gillian Mathew

      Here are all the ingredients of a classic fairy tale: a curse, a lucky gold pebble, an inquisitive little girl and, of course, a happy ending. The South African characters who help the girl along the way include traditional tribal people praying for rain, a friendly chameleon, and a misunderstood tokoloshe—a small ugly gremlin from African folklore


      Thank you, Jackson


      by Niki Daly and Jude Daly

      "When Jackson the donkey refuses to take his load of vegetables up the hill to market, the farmer is at his wits' end. No amount of pushing, pulling or threats will make the old donkey budge-- until his little boy, Goodwill, whispers a secret message in Jackson's ear ..."

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      A song for Jamela


      by Niki Daly

      "The summer holidays are here, and Jamela is as bored as a girl can be! All she can think about is the Afro-Idols TV final - so when she lands a job at Divine Braids hair salon, she can't believe her eyes at the arrival of the glamorous Afro-Idols celebrity Miss Bambi Chaka Chaka. But while Jamela's idol dozes and Aunt Beauty designs her starry hairdo, a buzzy fly appears on the scene and threatens to ruin everything . . . can creative Jamela save the day?"--Provided by publisher

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