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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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Sequoyah

2004

by James Rumford and Anna Sixkiller Huckaby

While walking through a forest of sequoias, a father tells his family the story of the tree's namesake. Sequoyah was a Cherokee man who invented a system of writing for his people. His neighbors feared the symbols he wrote and burned down his home. All of his work was lost, but, still determined, he tried another approach. The Cherokee people finally accepted the written language after Sequoyah taught his six-year-old daughter to read

Beautiful Life Biography

We feel good out here

2008

by Julie-Ann André, Tessa Macintosh and Mindy Willett

The story of Julie-Ann André, a Canadian ranger, mother, hunter, trapper, business owner, and student. She shares her family's story and that of her land, Khaii Luk, the place of winter fish

Beautiful Life Informational

Alego

2009

by Ningeokuluk Teevee and Nina Manning-Toonoo

The experiences of a young child as she and her grandmother go for a walk along the shore to gather clams for the family's supper. During the experience Alego finds many new and interesting animals and creatures that live the tide pools along the shore and grandmother teaches her the names of the creatures

Beautiful Life

Wings and dreams

by Irania Macías Patterson and Catherine. Courtlandt-McElvane

A young Pemon Indian boy in Venezuela named Takupí courageously tries to seek the source of life-giving water that will save his people and finds Angel Falls by following his shaman grandfather's visions and befriending a wounded eagle