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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Divali rose


by Vashanti Rahaman and Jamel Akib

As the festival of Divali approaches, Ricki wants to confess that he accidentally broke a rosebud off the bush he and his grandfather planted, but grandfather is busy blaming the neighbors who are newly arrived in Trinidad from India. Includes facts about Divali and the people and language of Trinidad

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The great desert adventure


by Monica Kumar, Eesha Bemra, Prasad Bhandarkar, Asha Kumar and Sheetal Singhal

"Jay and Juhi take us all on another exiciting adventure! This time they head off to the vast Thar desert, meet a new friend, go for a ride on a camel--and then get to a very special puppet show"--Back cover

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