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Our collection of picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL a recommendation.* Click here for more on book evaluation.


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King of Ragtime

2021

by Stephen Costanza

"A stunning, rhythmic picture book biography of African American composer Scott Joplin, whose ragtime music paved the way for jazz. There was something special about Scott Joplin… This quiet kid could make a piano laugh out loud. Scott, the son of a man who had been enslaved, became a king—the King of Ragtime. This celebration of Scott Joplin, whose ragtime compositions paved the way for jazz, will captivate audiences and put a beat in their step, and the kaleidoscope-like illustrations will draw young readers in again and again." -- publisher

Biography Cross Group

Red Beans & Rice

2020

by Jeanette Weiland and Roberta Van Zandt Loflin

"Inspired by the true story of a young girl who did not know that peaches have fuzzy skin and grow on trees, Jeanette Weiland’s Red Beans & Rice is a playful and polite farm visit where kids from culturally diverse backgrounds discover the local and sustainable earth to table connection. Red Beans & Rice is a lively read, encompassing multiple characters, with hand-drawn typography highlighting the children’s voices. Young readers will enjoy spotting hidden treasures throughout the pages along with the creatures and critters that share a home in this delicious region of Louisiana. Aspiring chefs will appreciate the extras, including a kid-friendly red beans and rice recipe from restauranteur Dickie Brennan and a vegan version of the dish by Sweet Potato Soul author and blogger, Jenné Claiborne, among others." -- publisher

Beautiful Life Incidental

Beignets for Breakfast

2019

by Jeanette Weiland and Allison Lemon

"Ever wonder what it’s like to be a New Orleans baby? Or what it means to miss New Orleans? Let the playful rhyming verse and vivid illustrations in Beignets for Breakfast transport children to one of the greatest cities in the world. In Jeanette Weiland's picture book, Beignets for Breakfast, a parent and child read together, recognize together, and enjoy their days in New Orleans together. Enhanced by vibrant scenes of iconic New Orleans landmarks and traditions, Beignets for Breakfast awakens readers to all that makes the city such a unique place to grow up in or visit. Each oversized page features magical watercolor paintings by Allison Lemon. The pops of color capturing the scenes and spirit of New Orleans invite close inspection and repeated requests as a favorite read." -- publisher

Beautiful Life Incidental

If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement

2017

by Gwendolyn Hooks and Kennedy Kelly

"Follow along with two girls as they find themselves in the middle of a civil rights demonstration, and find out how the fight for equality changed the country forever.Joyce Jenkins has recently moved to a new town with her family, and she will soon be attending a segregated school for the first time. Meanwhile, Connie Underwood is trying to figure out what her twin brothers are planning in secret. Readers (Ages 7-9) will follow along with the two girls as they find themselves in the middle of a civil rights demonstration, and find out how the fight for equality changed the country forever." -- publisher

Informational Oppression & Resilience

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