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.
A simple retelling of how Moses, who grew to lead the Hebrews out of captivity in Egypt, was saved when his mother and sister set him adrift in a water-tight basket where Pharoah's daughter would find him
"Khepri lives in ancient Egypt, happily fishing alongside his father in the waters of the Nile. But today Khepri is replacing his fishing pole with the reed pens of a scribe- -a change he's a bit uneasy about. As he and his father travel to Thebes, Khepri must face his anxieties about starting school"--Dust jacket
"A retelling of the nativity story from a perspective emphasizing the struggle of Mary and Joseph as refugees"-- Provided by publisher
Tells the story of the enslavement of the children of Israel by the pharaoh, the coming of Moses, the ten plagues that struck Egypt, and the delivery of the children of Israel from slavery, the event that became known as Passover
In January 2011, in a moment that captured the hearts of people all over the world, thousands of Egypt's students, library workers, and demonstrators surrounded the great Library of Alexandria and joined hands, forming a human chain to protect the building from vandalism during government protests. They chanted "We love you, Egypt!" as they stood together for the freedom the library represented
Hassan, grandson of tomb robbers, joins the dig of King Tut's tomb, but must show honesty to continue working
Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom, wrote everything he knew in a book which he hid and protected with powerful magic. A clever prince thinks he can break the spell and gain access to all the wisdom in the book. Can he do it? Should he try?
"When Prince Thutmose visits the Pyramids of Giza, he discovers the head of the Great Sphinx sticking out of the sand. To his surprise, the Sphinx says Thutmose will do great things for Egypt. Will the Sphinx's words come true, or is Thutmose simply dreaming?" --Cover p. 4
Learn about the Egyptian way of life and meet the Pharaoh, watch the scribes at work in the palace, delve into the tombs, and witness worshippers at the temples
As he paints the lion, hawk, crocodile, and cobra that his son has managed to coax to serve as models for the decorations on the tomb of Prince Dhutmose, Pepi's father captures an even more important animal