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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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            Songs in the shade of the olive tree

            2012

            by Hafida Favret, Sheryl Curtis, Magdelaine Lerasle, Paul Mindy and Nathalie Novi

            "Told [sung] in Arabic and Berber [and French], this collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia draws children into a musical journey across North Africa, from the Sahara Desert through the Atlas Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. In 30 story- songs about everyday life, children learn of the importance of rain, the communal aspects of meals, and the consequences of inappropriate behavior ..."--Page 4 of cover

            Beautiful Life

            How many donkeys?

            2009

            by Margaret Read MacDonald, Carol Liddiment and Nadia Jameel Taibah

            When Jouha counts the ten donkeys carrying his dates to market, he repeatedly forgets to count the one he is riding on, causing him great consternation. Includes numbers written out in Arabic and in English transliteration, as well as the numerals one through ten, and a note on the origins and other versions of the story

            Folklore

            Azad's camel

            2009

            by Erika Pál

            After an Arabian orphan boy named Azad is forced to be a camel jockey, a new friendship and a magical escape to the desert change his life

            Beautiful Life