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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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The moon over Star

2008

by Dianna Hutts Aston and Jerry Pinkney

In July 1969, the world witnessed an awe-inspiring historical achievement when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. For the young protagonist of this lyrical and hopeful picture book, that landing is something that inspires her to make one giant step toward all of the possibilities that life has to offer. Caldecott Honor-winning painter Jerry Pinkney and the poetic Dianna Hutts Aston create a moving tribute to the historic Apollo 11 Mission, just in time to commemorate its upcoming fortieth anniversary--From the publisher

Any Child

Let it shine

2013

by Ashley Bryan

Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns. Includes musical notation

Beautiful Life Folklore

The secret Olivia told me

2013

by N. Joy and Nancy Devard

"Olivia has a secret--a BIG secret. It's a secret that she tells only to her very best friend. And her friend promises she won't say a word. But the secret is really BIG and really JUICY. What happens when a trusted friend slips and the secret gets out? Can you keep a secret? In The secret Olivia told me, find out just what happens when Olivia's friend can not"--Back cover

Any Child