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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The Boy Who Asked Why follows the life of an extraordinary man, "Babasaheb" Bhimrao Ambedkar, who energized the struggle against caste prejudice.--Page 4 of cover
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
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
Twenty traditional stories from Japan include the tales of Momotaro, the peach boy, the rabbit in the moon, and the tongue-cut sparrow
On a plane trip to their home country, a girl describes the sights, sounds, customs and life of Myanmar to her little sister who has never been there before
When Mai feeds the caged birds at a Buddhist temple in Vietnam, her simple act of kindness starts a chain of thoughtful acts that ultimately comes back to her. Includes author's note explaining the Buddhist concepts of karma and samsara, or the wheel of life
When Ji-su's mother is chosen by the emperor to be a seamstress in his court, Ji-su vows to learn to sew the beautiful Korean bojagi, or wrapping cloths, just as well so that she will also be summoned to the palace and be reunited with her mother