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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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            Indonesian children's favorite stories

            2015

            by Joan Suyenaga and Salim Martowiredjo

            "Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, Indonesia children's favorite stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness, and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. Astute princesses, resourceful villagers and daring travelers appear throughout this vast archipelago to tell their stories and charm our children. Retold for an international audience, these beautifully illustrated stories provide children with an insight into the traditional culture, morals and environment of Indonesia. This book is aimed at children in the five to twelve age group"--Back cover

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            Tari, the little Balinese dancer

            2013

            by Pamela Noensie and Garretta Lamore

            "This is the story of Tari, a talented girl who lives on the beautiful island of Bali. Her life in Bali is never dull, because of the frequent temple celebrations held in her village. Tari helps her friends and neighbors prepare elaborate offerings for these celebrations. Most of all, though, Tari loves to dance. She practices daily and performs every chance she gets. Tari's grandmother was a famous dancer when she was young and Tari wants to be just like her. One day, her grandmother gives Tari a very special gift--from one dancer to another. Soon after, Tari's grandmother passes away. In a special cremation ceremony, Tari and her family bid farewell to Grandmother and thank her for her kindness"--Back cover

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