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.
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
Chapito learns about the tasks of the farm by asking why Manuel weeds the corn, why Doña Ana feeds the chickens, and why Ramón milks the cows
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?"