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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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        A picture book of Cesar Chavez

        2011

        by David A Adler, Michael S Adler and Marie Olofsdotter

        "Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, he picked produce with his family. Cesar saw firsthand how unfairly workers were treated. As an adult, he organized farmworkers into unions and argued for better pay and fair working conditions. He was jailed for his efforts, but he never stopped urging people to stand up for their rights"--Amazon.com

        Biography Oppression

        Me, Frida

        2010

        by Amy Novesky and David Diaz

        "Like a tiny bird in a big city, Firda Kahlo (1907-1954) feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco with her husband, the famous artist Diego Rivera. It's her first time away from Mexico. Frieda wants to be a painter, too, and as she explores San Francisco on her own, she discovers more than the beauty of America--she finds the inspiration to become one of the most celebrated artists of all time"--Back cover

        Beautiful Life Biography

        Nana's big surprise

        2007

        by Amada Irma. Pérez, Maya Christina. Gonzalez and Consuelo Hernández

        Amada and her family build a chicken coop, hoping that her grandmother, visiting from Mexico, will enjoy raising the chickens and be distracted from her grief at Grandfather's death

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        From north to south

        2010

        by René Colato Laínez and Joe Cepeda

        When his mother is sent back to Mexico for not having the proper immigration papers, José and his father travel from San Diego, California, to visit her in Tijuana

        Beautiful Life