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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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Capoeira

2007

by George Ancona

"Photo-essay about Capoeira, a game, dance, and martial art, as it is played in the United States and Brazil today, plus its history and origins in the African slave culture of Brazil during the seventeenth century. Includes a glossary of Portuguese words and Web sources"--Provided by publisher

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Every month is a new year

2018

by Marilyn Singer and Susan L. Roth

"A collection of original poems about New Year celebrations throughout the year and around the world. Includes an introduction about worldwide New Year celebrations plus a map, information about calendars, New Year greetings in many languages, additional factual information about the celebrations, and author's sources"- -|cProvided by publisher

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Muslim nursery rhymes

2014

by Mustafa Yusuf. McDermont, Harun Abdullah Coombes and Terry Norridge-Austen

"Muslim Nursery Rhymes is a collection of 15 rhymes, each illustrated in full color. Based on traditional English nursery rhymes, this collection encourages an awareness of Islamic values and develops a sense of Muslim self- confidence in young children. It should be of particular importance to Muslim children growing up in a multicultural environment"--Bookseller's website

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Jazz day

2016

by Roxane Orgill and Francis Vallejo

When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musicians' mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer's day. Francis Vallejo's vibrant, detailed, and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger-than-life quality of jazz musicians of the era. Includes bios of several of the fifty-seven musicians, an author's note, sources, a bibliography, and a foldout of Art Kane's famous photograph

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