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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 Gandy Dancers

2015

by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc and A. Van Jordan

"With stunning illustrations that make history come alive, this book is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about the tradition of American folk songs. This is a finely crafted look into the song and spirit that were the soundtrack for America's industrial revolution. Poetry and music come alive here from the past to the present ... Praise to the Gandy dancers of the world!"--Page 4 of cover

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A thirst for home

2014

by Christine Ieronimo and Eric Velasquez

"Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu"--|cProvided by publisher

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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

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