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.
On a plane trip to their home country, a girl describes the sights, sounds, customs and life of Myanmar to her little sister who has never been there before
An illustrated collection of fourteen nursery rhymes, plus notes on Korean culture and explanations of how the jump rope and hand clap games are played. Presented in Hanguel script, Romanized Korean, and English; accompanying CD contains recordings of all of the rhymes performed in Korean and English
Depicts one day from dawn until night in one child's life in the small village of Bandipur, Nepal
"Aye Aye's family lives in a town on the Irawaddy River. Her mother is a nurse in a nearby hospital and her father is a fisherman. The story also provides an elementary introduction to Buddhist culture and the tradition of metta, a practice of saying phrases of loving-kindness"-- Page 4 of cover
Presents the true story of Lao-American artist Malichansouk Kouanchao, who walked with her family from Laos to Thailand when she was five years old--Adapted from front jacket flap
A humble toymaker is rewarded for helping an injured cat in this story that explains the origin of the maneki neko, or lucky cat statues that are popular throughout Japan for spreading good fortune
Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn in our multicultural society, and this book introduces it in a playful and gentle way. Organized in a familiar ABC structure, everyday words and expressions as well as words that have special significance in Japanese culture offer even very young children an enticing glimpse into Japanese daily life. This delightfully illustrated preschool book shows each word in Kanji and Hiragana as well as in Romanized form. Teachers and parents bilingual and English speaking only alike will appreciate the book's cultural and linguistic notes, while Kenji and his friends encourage young readers to join the fun!
After the 1783 eruption of Japan's Mount Asama destroys crops in nearby villages, a orphaned blind girl who lives at the Daruma Temple in Takasaki invents a doll representing a famed Buddhist monk and his teachings about resilience
Rhyming text paired with letters of the English alphabet and themed photos invite the reader to learn some simple Korean words
Follow the adventures of the great Chinese explorer Zheng He (1371-1433) during the renowned Ming Dynasty in this illustrated bilingual book. The young Zheng He dreamed of foreign lands, his imagination awakened by a porcelain vase his grandfather and father brought home from overseas. It became his goal to find this stunning cobalt colour but the road to fulfilling this dream was not a straight one