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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"From the author and illustrator of A is for Activist and Counting on Community. This time, Innosanto Nagara tells a true story from his childhood in Indonesia. It is a child's view of a particular place and time--but it is also an introduction to Indonesia, a story about colonialism, and a message about the power of creativity"- -|cProvided by publisher
"Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, Indonesia children's favorite stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness, and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. Astute princesses, resourceful villagers and daring travelers appear throughout this vast archipelago to tell their stories and charm our children. Retold for an international audience, these beautifully illustrated stories provide children with an insight into the traditional culture, morals and environment of Indonesia. This book is aimed at children in the five to twelve age group"--Back cover
"Photo-essay exploring the cultural and environmental aspects of traditional Balinese rice farming, a model of sustainable food production. Includes a map, foreword, and author's note"--Provided by publisher
Weary Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Railway
"This book tells a story of how a child can change the world. It creates a space where children can experience the extraordinary life of President Barack Obama while imagining the possibilities for themselves"--Preface
A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama
"This is the story of Tari, a talented girl who lives on the beautiful island of Bali. Her life in Bali is never dull, because of the frequent temple celebrations held in her village. Tari helps her friends and neighbors prepare elaborate offerings for these celebrations. Most of all, though, Tari loves to dance. She practices daily and performs every chance she gets. Tari's grandmother was a famous dancer when she was young and Tari wants to be just like her. One day, her grandmother gives Tari a very special gift--from one dancer to another. Soon after, Tari's grandmother passes away. In a special cremation ceremony, Tari and her family bid farewell to Grandmother and thank her for her kindness"--Back cover