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.
Pan de Sal Saves the Day is the story of a young girl named Pan de Sal who thinks she's the unluckiest girl in the whole world. Aside from not liking her own name and finding her appearance strage, she doesn't have all the fancy things that her classmates have. She cannot even muster the courage to try out for the Glee Club, even though she has a beautiful voice. Things change suddenly when an unexpected event forces her into the limelight. With her innate talent and resourcefulness, Pan de Sal wins the admiration of her classmates and finds the confidence she needs to fulfill her dreams
When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. Includes a recipe for pancit
In this version of Cinderella, set in the Philippines, Abadeha endures abuse by her stepmother before being helped by the Spirit of the Forest and becoming the bride of the island chieftain's son
Young Lakas convinces his friends Tick A. Boom, Firefoot, and Fernando to fight against their eviction, while fighting for needed repairs and the right to have karaoke parties in the lobby of the hotel that they call home