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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Tashi is worried about his friend, the Moon. He seems thinner than usual. Maybe the Moon's Amma-ley isn't giving him enough to eat? Tashi decides to help his friend. And what does the Moon have to say? Well, he just smiles his special smile--eyes closed and no teeth showing. Set in the remote mountains of Ladakh in India, Milky Way is a sweet tale of friendship between a boy and the moon. The story highlights the importance of the moon in Tibetan Buddhism and showcases elements of Himalayan cultures, including their delectable cuisine
Unhappy, Little Sid leaves his home in search of happiness leading him on a journey of discovery full of wise-folk, tigers, and a mouse
As a great Buddhist monk feels his death approaching, he devises a plan to choose as his successor the monk who understands his teachings best
"Every year, Kinga and his classmates wait for the black- necked cranes to return to the kingdom of Bhutan, deep in the Himalayas. Every year, fewer cranes return. Together with classmates, Kinga creates and performs a dance to honor the cranes and also remind people of their duty to care for them"--|cProvided by publisher
A collection of traditional Japanese folktales, including "Peach Boy," "The magic teakettle," and "The tongue-cut sparrow."
"In these sixteen entertaining stories, you'll meet a delicate princess, a flying farmer, and a dragon along with many other characters who will thrill, charm, and delight your children. Each story contains a shushin, or moral that will teach your child about respecting and helping others"--Amazon.com, viewed on 2/26/2014
With each letter of the alphabet featuring a city or aspect of country life, the ancient and modern world of Korea, its people, culture, and traditions are presented in a richly illustrated addition to the World Alphabet series with color photos throughout
Introduces children to the culture, history, traditions, beliefs, and practices of Japan and its people, with topic poems and expository text covering one item for each letter of the alphabet