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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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Walking Eagle

2013

by Ana A. de Eulate, Jon Brokenbrow and Nívola Uyá

A Comanche boy named Walking Eagle tells tales without words, using his hands, his face, his smile, and his eyes to communicate with animals and the people of other tribes that he meets on his journey

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Grandpa's girls

2011

by Nicola I Campbell and Kim LaFave

The little girl in this story loves to visit Grandpa's farm where she and her cousins run through the fields, swing out the bar loft window and feed crab apples to the Appaloosa in the corral. They explore the root cellar and tiptoe into Grandpa's secret room to look at memories from the past

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Cowboy up!

2013

by Bo Flood and Jan Sonnenmair

"Rodeo riders are honored athletes--skilled, smart, and tough. It takes brains, muscles, and a lot of practice to wrestle a racing steer to the ground or stay on top of a bucking, twisting bronco. Rodeo is the number-one most exciting sport out West. Not so sure? Take a look"-- Provided by publisher

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Shin-chi's canoe

2008

by Nicola I Campbell and Kim LaFave

When Shin-chi and his sister go off to his first year of Residential School in a cattle truck, she warns him of all the things he must not do. The days are long, he is very lonely and always hungry, but he finds solace down at the river with a gift from his father, a tiny cedar canoe. It seems like a very long time until the salmon swim upriver again and he can finally go home

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