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.
"For Clara, the cookie jar, the Christmas season is her favorite time of year.... However this year, Clara needs to experience something else--her own Christmas miracle"-- Back cover
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 retelling of the traditional Mexican tale explaining the origins of molé, the savory sauce containing chocolate that is served over turkey or chicken
"Green Street Park" contains colorful pictures and an engaging story that helps children understand important lessons of how to work for justice and peace and to help those in need
When Ellie makes three wishes and begins to believe in the magic of Christmas, all kinds of miracles occur, from broken tree lights twinkling again, to angel shapes appearing in snow, to the biggest of all: a baby brother arriving soon. It all happened in the time of Billy Lee
On each of the twelve days during her Christmas visit with her cousin Will, Katie writes home describing the history, geography, animals, and interesting sites of Michigan that she has explored. Uses the cumulative pattern of the traditional carol to present amusing state trivia at the end of each letter
"When a new Christian king decides to pull down the beautiful Mosque of Cordoba, three old friends decide something must be done on behalf of all the citizens, whether Moslem, Jew or Christian"--Back cover