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.
Simple rhyming, repetitive text describes "the place where you live," from the warm and sunny kitchen smelling of tortillas and hot chocolate to the yard, neighbors, school, library, and front porch
After helping her grandfather plant squash, onions, carrots, cabbage, and other vegetables that her mother uses in soups and salsas, seven-year-old Marisol plants sunflower seeds in her neighbors' yards, and weeks later, everyone gets to enjoy the fruits of Marisol's labor
A collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from Brazil and Portugal that explores the strong cultural ties that bind the two countries and presents the rich common heritage of songs about everyday life, work and play, and courtship and love. Features an accompanying CD with lyrics presented in Portuguese and translated into English, followed by notes on the origin and cultural context of each song
The narrator observes and describes the many people and activities in his Mexican American neighborhood, from Amelia arguing with Anita to Zacarias who lives on Zachary Street
"El Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is here--a holiday for celebrating the lives of departed family and friends. Altars are decorated with sugar skulls and marigolds. Tamales and sweets are ready to eat. Soon it will be time for picnics, music, and a costume parade! Come join in these joyful and vibrant festivities that are a tradition in Mexico and throughout Latin America"--Dust jacket
A collection of stories from Cuban folklore, representing the cultures of Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean
Figurines representing participants in the parade at the Guelaguetza festival held in Oaxaca, Mexico, introduce the numbers from one to ten in English and Spanish
A collection of animal-themed nursery rhymes in Spanish, from Spain and Latin America, with English translations
Explores Latin American traditions for celebrating Christmas Eve in a text that combines English and Spanish words and follows the rhythm of Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas."
When he looks for his missing blue pencil, a boy enters a strange new world which contains some very familiar objects