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.
The story of Marian Anderson's Easter Sunday concert in 1939 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C
"Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred. ... Something had to change. Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community"--Dust jacket
Looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister. Looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister. "Mother Dear, one day I'm going to turn this world upside down." Long before he became a world-famous dreamer, Martin Luther King Jr. was a little boy who played jokes and practiced the piano and made friends without considering race. But growing up in the segregated South of the 1930s taught young Martin a bitter lesson--little white children and little black children were not to play with one another. Martin decided then and there that something had to be done. And so he began the journey that would change the course of American history
Recounts Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, describing the hardships and triumphs King encountered along his journey
A biography of the African American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama
The story of former basketball star and current urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, whose vision of gardening from abandoned urban sites led to a grassroots feeding craze
Tells the story of nineteenth century abolitionist Reverend John Rankin and his brave early efforts working as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, risking his safety and the safety of his family to help nearly two thousand slaves escape from Kentucky to Ohio
A young girl introduces readers to her uncle, Martin Luther King Jr., describing what he does and family moments they have shared
The niece of Martin Luther King Jr. reveals six timeless and universal principles that encompass the civil rights leader's greatest legacy, reinforcing the truth that "the universe honors love."
Esperanca Garcia, a literate slave, was moved from a Jesuit cotton farm in Brazil to be a cook, away from her husband and some of her children and wrote a letter to the governor asking to be returned to the cotton farm