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 a young girl finds a mysterious, discarded book of martial arts poses, she ignores the warning printed in bold inside its cover: DO NOT ATTEMPT THESE FORMS WITHOUT AN EXPERIENCED TEACHER! She decides to attempt them herself, but is shocked to find that doing so conjures real animals right into her home! The chaos escalates as she releases a leopard, a snake, and a dragon, each creature larger and more destructive than the last.
"It is the night before Ramadan and Hassan and Aneesa are excited for it to begin. In Ramadan they will read the Qu'ran, give charity, share food with neighbours and try to fast. Follow them on the first day of Ramadan and find out why Hassan and Aneesa love it when the holy month arrives"--Page  of cover
Emily and her friend Ethan demonstrate what manners to use every day
This is the real-life story of Eurasian refugee Rachel, who was forced to flee her home country because of her mother's religion. Told in Rachel's own words, the story describes the feelings of fear and anxiety immigrant children face as they try to rebuild their lives in a new country
A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero- year birthday. Includes author's note about cars in Cuba
Aneesa and her grandmother come up with a plan to help two girls who are refugees celebrate Eid in America
Melchior's horse, Safanad, tells of the arduous journey he made with the three kings, who followed a star to worship the newborn king upon his birth in Bethlehem. Includes Gospel verses and historical notes
"A refugee boy's determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship"--Publisher
Kenya has a hard time choosing her favorite describing word, but finally picks a word that encompasses all her favorite things
Young Lakas convinces his friends Tick A. Boom, Firefoot, and Fernando to fight against their eviction, while fighting for needed repairs and the right to have karaoke parties in the lobby of the hotel that they call home