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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 zero dads club

2015

by Angel Adeyoha and Aubrey Williams

It's Father's Day craft time in Akilah and Kai's class, but they don't have dads! So, they hatch a plan to create a special club. It's for all the kids in their grade who don't have a dad, but want to celebrate other family members instead. See what they make in The Zero Dads Club! --Page 4 of cover

Any Child Cross Group

Super power baby shower

2017

by Tobi Hill-Meyer, Janine Carrington and Fay Onyx

Roark flies, Nova can make fire, and Victoria can talk with her mind. Now they're also having a baby! At the baby shower, an urgent call comes in to Granny Awesome for help at the wolf sanctuary. The guests fly off to give their assistance and return to a wonderful surprise. -- Page [4] of cover

Any Child Cross Group

Bell’s knock knock birthday

2017

by George Parker and Sam Orchard

Bell is having a birthday, and all their friends and family are coming to celebrate! A simple counting book with lots of noises to make alone or together as the guests arrive with gifts and treats for the birthday Bell. |cBack cover

Any Child

Rachel’s Christmas boat

2017

by Sophie LaBelle

When Lulu's Dad tells her that she's going to change her name to Rachel and be a lady now, Lulu has a major worry: what if Santa doesn't find out in time to fix all the tags on Rachel's Christmas presents? Lulu decides to take matters into her own hands and make sure that her Dad gets the lovely Christmas she deserves for being a most wonderful parent. |cBack cover

Cross Group Incidental

The last place you look

2017

by J. Wallace Skelton and Justin Alves

At Passover, Bubbie Rose and Bubbie Ida Flora's tiny apartment overflows with children, grandchildren, and beloved friends. When it's time for the afikoman, they look and look, but no one can find it. Everybody searches, and they find a great many other things, but where has it gone? |cBack cover

Cross Group Incidental

The forever tree

2015

by Asmaa Hussein, Heather Greenwood and Mohámed Osama Kamal

In the midst of a cold, gloomy winter day, Zainab and her classmates long for the full bloom and radiant warmth of summer. They all miss the hot sun, the full trees, and the outdoor adventures that summer brings. While they take turns describing their favourite trees and pastimes, Zainab listens attentively. She decides she has a completely different tree in mind – a tree unlike any other. A tree that can be found in only one place: Paradise. --publisher's site

Beautiful Life Cross Group

Alana’s bananas

by Mariam Hussein

From the moment Alana could eat solid foods as a toddler, she has loved bananas. No other food will do! Her parents try to convince her that being healthy means eating all sorts of different foods, but Alana won't listen! When a terrible storm hits the banana crops and destroys them, how will Alana survive? --publisher's site

Any Child

Nusaiba and the 5th grade bullies

2016

by Asmaa Hussein and Zul Lee

Nusaiba is excited about school – especially show and tell! But after hearing a mean comment in the school hallway about what her mother is wearing, Nusaiba slumps at her desk all day. Through a fantastical journey of adventure and self-discovery, Nusaiba gains the confidence necessary to embrace her identity and stand up for herself. An exciting and engaging book about self-acceptance and the importance of standing up to bullying. --publisher's site

Beautiful Life Cross Group

Zaid and the gigantic cloud

by Helal Musleh

Zaid is excited to go on a camping trip with his cousin Ahmed. Just as he's getting his bag ready, he receives the news that Ahmed is sick and the camping trip is cancelled. Disappointment sets in and Zaid's day gets gloomier by the minute! What will make Zaid's gloomy day bright again? --publisher's site

Any Child

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