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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In a Mayan version of an old Spanish tale, a poor prince comes to the house of Witz Ak'al, the Lord of the Forest, who sets him a series of impossible tasks, in which he is helped by the Maya demigod's daughter, Blanca Flor
Presents poems which explore a Pipil Nahua Indian boy's connection to Mother Earth and how it heals the wounds of racism.
Alexa and the other children at her rural school in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles and returning them to the wild. End notes discuss the physical characteristics and conservation of crocodiles
Xochitl and her family, newly arrived in San Francisco from El Salvador, create a beautiful plant nursery in place of the garbage heap behind their apartment, and celebrate with their friends and neighbors.
Before he leaves on his first day of school, Chepito plays outside and encounters many different people in his neighborhood who are all reading, and each person has a different response when Chepito asks them "Why?"
In this version of the classic song, residents of a rural Guatemalan village travel by bus to the city. Includes endnotes on Guatemala's geography, agriculture, transportation, currency, landmarks, and customs