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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When D.J.'s sister is chosen to be queen at a debutante ball, D.J.'s grandfather gives him and his cousin lessons in etiquette so that they can be her pages
Although he does not want to go at first, D.J. has a good time and learns a lot when he joins his mother and godmother at the annual jazz festival in New Orleans
On Mardi Gras seven-year-old D.J. experiences the excitement of being a page to the queen in the Zulu parade, the oldest black parade in New Orleans
Trosclair ignores his father's warning about Gargantua, the rogue alligator living in nearby Bayou Fontaine, and heads off into Bee Island Swamp to hunt for turtle eggs
An eight-year-old helping lead his father's "Injun tribe" on Mardi Gras gets separated from them in the busy streets of New Orleans but his spirit dog, Cheyenne, a policewoman, and his box of crayons help reunite them
A version of the famous tale placed in a Louisiana bayou setting, in which young Merrae helps break the spell on her toy nutcracker and watches it change into a handsome prince
"Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy- nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest"--|cProvided by publisher
A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress.--Provided by publisher
A picture-book introduction to the gospel singer's life and career
A tribute to the life of the iconic jazz entertainer depicts her disadvantaged youth in a segregated America, her unique performance talents, and the irrepressible sense of style that helped her overcome racial barriers