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.
Easy-to-read, rhyming text describes a game of hide-and- seek among the animals in a child's home
"Learn which behaviors to use and which to avoid to show respect for your teacher. Then see how these simple lessons can be used in fun stories of etiquette in action" --|cPublisher's website
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size
"Lou and her friends run faster than airplanes. They build mighty fortresses. They rescue wild animals. Lou is brave enough for anything! That is, until her friends decide to climb a tree. Lou has never climbed a tree before. She doesn't think she can do it. She likes her adventures to be down, not up. But when the excuses run out, it's time to face facts: this adventure looks like fun! If only Lou could climb trees! Is she brave enough to try? An empowering story about perserverance and facing your fears"--Dust jacket
More than anything Lola would like a cat, but first she must learn how to care for it
The rules keep getting in the way of Noodle's fun. There are so many rules--too many rules! And Noodle struggles because he doesn't think many of them actually apply to HIM. Will Noodle's mother and teacher convince him that rules are meant to help, not harm, him?--Publisher
Harry may be four and three-quarters and Walter may be ninety-two and a half, but that doesn't stop them from being best friends. But one day, a For Sale sign appears on Harry's lawn. Harry is devastated that he and Walter will no longer be neighbors. Harry's new house is bigger and better than his old one, but without Walter to share things with, nothing seems to be much fun ... until one day, Harry hears a familiar voice
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
Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But on the first day, a boy points at her and shouts: "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!" The others whisper and laugh, and Lila's heart grows as heavy as a stone. The next day, Lila covers her hair. But this time, the boy points at her dark skin. When she covers her face, he mocks her dark eyes. Now every day at school, Lila hides under her turtleneck, dark glasses, and hat. And every day when she goes home, she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something. Lila ignores the bird and even throws rocks at it, but it won't go away. Meanwhile, the great autumn festival is approaching. While the other kids prepare their costumes, Lila is sadder and lonelier than ever. At her lowest point of despair, a magical encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self