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.
When Cooper, a biracial Korean-American boy, feels uncomfortable trying to speak Korean in Mr. Lee's grocery, his bad behavior eventually leads to a change in his attitude
When her two grannies want to eat different meals and tell their own stories, how can Alvina make everyone happy?
While out on a walk with her blind grandmother, Phoebe tries to describe the skin color of members of her family by comparing them to various foods
Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful
"A biography of Isamu Noguchi, Japanese American artist, sculptor, and landscape architect, focusing on his boyhood in Japan, his mixed heritage, and his participation in designing and building a home that fused Eastern and Western influences. Includes an afterword about Noguchi's adult life and works, plus photographs"--Provided by publisher
A short biography on Pocahontas, the young American Indian girl who helped the earliest English settlers survive in their new land
When Madison's mother takes her through the neighborhood to sell candy for school, Madison refuses to go to one particular house because the girl who moved there from India has a strange accent, but after being reminded of how she felt when she first moved, Madison gives Seema a chance
Yuriko, teased at school for her unusual name and Japanese ancestry, yearns to be more ordinary until her father reminds her of how special she is