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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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Lenny has lunch

2010

by Ken Wilson-Max

Lenny Has Lunch vividly and simply portrays a charming relationship between a child and his parent. They prepare lunch together, play a game while waiting for it to cook, and then enjoy eating together ? and all the time their dog Wilbur is trying to join in. It's a situation that will be familiar to all, but the charming depiction of Lenny and his dad engaged in this ordinary activity is brought to life by Ken Wilson Max's bright colors and strong simple lines. Its portrayal of a dad in a domestic role is refreshing, as is the depiction of a delightful and characterful mixed-race child at the heart of the book. With it's short and evocative text, this book will provide young children and their parents and carers with much to discuss

Any Child

In a minute

2011

by Tony Bradman and Eileen Browne

Jo can't wait to get to the playground

Any Child Cross Group

Mixed me

2013

by Tiffany Catledge and Anissa Rivière

"Little Mixie wonders why everyone wants to know WHAT she is. Isn't it obvious? She is clearly a human being. And anyway, isn't WHO she is what matters most? Coming from a family with a black dad and a white mom makes her extra special, and maybe a little different too. But different is good. Mixie embraces her uniqueness and determines to be the best "Me" she can be--Cover, p. [4]

Beautiful Life

Madison and the new neighbors

2014

by Vanita Braver and Jonathan Brown

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

Cross Group