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.
"Life wasn't perfect, but things were going pretty well for Jake Chandler. Then his dad moved the family to China for his new job, taking Jake halfway around the world and forcing him to leave everything he'd ever known behind. There doesn't seem to be anything for him in "the land of broken sticks" except for noise, loneliness, and confusion. But who knows? With the help of early morning tai-chi warriors, breakfast dumplings, and his Dutch neighbor Martin, maybe Jake can make this new life work after all"--Back cover
"Tom lives in the countryside in the mid 1800s, and he is curious that what is it like in the town, the city, and the world beyond? It's all "work and more work," everyone tells him. Determined to find out for himself, Tom sets off with a bit of bread and cheese in a bundle. His curiosity take him from town to town. He encounters crowded marketplaces, bustling wharves, and storms on the high seas. In China he sees how tea is made and in India he watches men make deep blue dye from indigo; in Ceylon he marvels at the skill of cinnamon peelers. Eventually he returns home with stories and gifts, showing his parents the riches to be found all over the world. This wonderful book includes an illustrated afterword about the different kinds of work mentioned in the story, work that was done when, in the days before steam, nothing moved except through the power of wind, water, and muscle" --|cProvided by publisher
An abandoned Chinese baby who has been befriended by a ladybug finds her way to an orphanage where she is eventually adopted by an American family
"Made in China tells the story of a girl adopted into an American family and the problems she encounters with her older sister. With help from her father, the adopted sister learns the value of her Chinese beginnings. Later the girls accept their differences and embrace the joy that comes from a loving family"--P.  of cover
To escape the Nazis, a young Jewish boy named Marcus and his family move to Shanghai, where Marcus and his new friend Liang build a sukkah on the roof and together they celebrate Sukkot and the Chinese Moon Festival