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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A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.
After losing his kite on a windy day, Nu Dang spends the rest of the day paddling around in his boat searching for the lost kite
A passing peddler gives Miss Moon a "seed" that might grow a paper flower tree and, although the villagers scoff, the little girl believes her seed will sprout
"Thailand is a place where a modern culture thrives in one of the world's most ancient countries. Your guides in this adventure are two Thai children: Mali is a 9-year-old girl from the countryside and Tawan is an 11-year old boy from Bangkok. Travel with them as they explore their land-- experience its fascinating wildlife, beautiful handcrafts, sports, games, celebrations and, of course--great Thai food!"
Spoiled and vain, Aree cannot decide which of her many silken dresses and lavish jewels to wear to the dance, so she wears them all
"Mela ends up in trouble when her little boat is swept into the dense jungle. She offers each animal she meets a prize for helping her find her way home, but the animals take their rewards without helping--then an elephant shows Mela that kindness is its own reward. Includes facts about Thailand."--|cProvided by publisher
In a village in Thailand where everyone makes umbrellas, young Noot dreams of painting the most beautiful one and leading the annual parade as Umbrella Queen, but her unconventional designs displease her parents