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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 great big green book

2015

by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

"Think of the future. Can you imagine our planet as beautiful as it used to be? You could be the one to help make it beautiful again, with the things you do and the ideas you have. Your planet needs YOU!" From a simple introduction to our home in Space, the authors explain what we need for life on Earth, and show the importance of the rainforests and the oceans; they stress the need to look after our planet and show how some of the things we take for granted are running out, and how we have polluted so much our planet. The action plans include saving water, saving energy, recycling, reparing, growing seasonal food, cooking fresh food, saving on packing, asking questions ... and thinking of new inventions and big ideas

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The Gandy Dancers

2015

by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc and A. Van Jordan

"With stunning illustrations that make history come alive, this book is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about the tradition of American folk songs. This is a finely crafted look into the song and spirit that were the soundtrack for America's industrial revolution. Poetry and music come alive here from the past to the present ... Praise to the Gandy dancers of the world!"--Page 4 of cover

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