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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What are you doing?


by Elisa Amado and Manuel Monroy

Before he leaves on his first day of school, Chepito plays outside and encounters many different people in his neighborhood who are all reading, and each person has a different response when Chepito asks them "Why?"

Any Child

The cucuy stole my cascarones


by Spelile Rivas, Valeria Cervantes and Gabriela Baeza Ventura

Roberto and his mother made thirty dozen confetti-filled eggs, or cascarones, for guests at his birthday party, and he is sure the bogeyman--the cucuy--has stolen them along with the tamales, cake, and pinata

Beautiful Life

Soap, soap, soap =


by Elizabeth O Dulemba

Hugo's mother sends him to the store to buy soap. As a result of his comical adventures, soap is exactly what Hugo needs when he returns home

Beautiful Life