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.
Cross Group 26
"Ava's big move gives a voice to a bright eyed little girl as she is set to leave her home, and all of her favorite things, in preparation for her mom's new job. The book demonstrates the power of positive thinking, supports the notion that all things end well, and celebrates the peace that is found in forming new relationships. Join Ava as she navigates the complete series explaining life, and all the exciting adventures it offers, as only a child can"-- Amazon.com
A story about children working in the school garden teaches facts about the growth cycle, gardening, food supply, and working together. Includes other resources for those interested in starting a school garden
When Leo outgrows his bicycle, it finds a new home with Alisetta, who uses it to access her family's sorghum field and the market
Ramadan is coming and Leena is excited. Although she is too young to fast each day during the Muslim holy month, she decides to fast on a Friday that her aunt will be visiting. Now Leena has a dilemma. She receives an invitation to a party which happens to fall on that same Friday. Leena doesn't want to miss the party, but she doesn't want to miss fasting either. So Leena decides to go to the party, but not eat or drink Later, she will join her family for the meal known as iftar, when the daily fast is broken. But when Leena, who is the only Muslim at the party, sees her friends enjoying fresh lemonade and chocolate cake, her stomach starts to growl and her head begins to hurt. Will she keep her Ramadan fast?
When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage
Wilma Jean worries about everything. She worries about missing the bus, doing a math problem wrong, having friends to play with, and getting carrots in her school lunch. Wilma Jean's teacher helps her figure out what worries she can control and those that she can't and what to do about both types of worries
When Rae witnesses an ice cream-and-doggie mishap, she's inspired to create a big-scale solution to help get dogs clean. Rae draws on her determination, resilience, and courage until she--and everyone else in her community-- learns just what it means to be an entrepreneur
Text and illustrations introduce the traditions, daily life, and values of people of India. Emphasizes important universal values for children
Because they do not abide by the rules written by the adults around them, three children are judged unable to handle their freedom and forced to live in a box with three locks on the door
Although he is happy about having a loose tooth, Trevor worries when his classmates tell him some of the ways others might try to pull out the tooth