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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 storyteller's candle

2008

by Lucía M González and Lulu Delacre

During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta

Beautiful Life

The shark that taught me English

2008

by Michelle. Markel, Ernesto Guerrero and Bo Young Kim

A Spanish-speaking immigrant girl goes to elementary school and does not know English. Her teacher helps her to learn English by using a shark. By learning about the shark, the young girl begins to learn English

Any Child

René has two last names

2009

by René Colato Laínez and Fabiola Graullera Ramírez

In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Salvadoran immigrant is teased for having two last names until he presents his family tree project celebrating his heritage

Beautiful Life