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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

      My name is Celia

      2004

      by Monica Brown, Alicia Fontán and Rafael López

      A bilingual portrait of the "Queen of Salsa" describes her childhood in Cuba, her musical career, and her move to the United States, and explains how her music brought her native Cuba to the world

      Beautiful Life Biography

      Swing Café

      2010

      by Carl Norac, Rébecca. Dautremer, David Francis, Bebel. Gilberto and Jacob. Homel

      "A little Brazilian cricket named Zaz dreams of singing in New York. After hopping a ride on a woman's fruit hat that takes her from her homeland to Manhattan, she meets a savvy fly named Buster who brings her to the Swing Café on East 54th Street. Everyone there speaks a common language, called Swing, and Zaz is inspired to take to the stage, sing from the heart, and deliver the performance of a lifetime"--P. [4] of cover

      Beautiful Life Biography