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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Julie trains to earn her next Kung Fu belt, but learns valuable lessons from her teacher's master and a fellow student along her journey.--Provided by publisher
Anjali and her friends are excited to get matching personalized license plates for their bikes. But Anjali can't find her name. To make matters worse, she gets bullied for her "different" name, and is so upset she demands to change.--Back cover
Mia has a quarter to toss in the fountain for a wish. She doesn't want ice cream or a puppy, but something more. What is Mia's one wish? A tory of an adopted little girl discovering the love and security that all children (an grown-ups!) crave. -- page  of cover
A young girl recounts how she came to be part of an adoptive family.
A Treasure In The Peaks includes suggestions for simple exercises to improve concentration and attention, introducing young readers to the benefits of meditation: focusing on the sound of bird song, feeling each step we take with our feet, or noticing how our hearts fill with joy. Are you ready to climb the highest peaks and learn to meditate? -- From back cover
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.
Even though Lila's cousins do some things differently, Lila loves when they come to visit.
A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.
Swimming lessons are on Saturdays, and every Saturday one little girl has a stomachache. When she gets to the pool it's loud, the floor is wet and slippery, and her swim cap is too tight. Her swimming instructor, Mary, says it's OK to sit by the edge if she doesn't want to get in the water this week. The next Saturday the girl has a stomachache again, but with Mary's gentle encouragement, she eventually manages to make it into the pool to practice her kicks. Little by little, the girl's confidence grows - - until one Saturday comes around when she has no stomachache at all! In a charming and relatable story about trying something new, author-illustrator Hyewon Yum shows that sometimes a little bravery and a lot of patience are all you need to face your fear. --Publisher
When Meili learns her parents are adopting another child, she must accept the role of big sister and realize a new addition can be just right too.--Provided by publisher