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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Big Turtle


by David McLimans

In the time when all people live in the sky and all animals in the water, Sky Girl falls through a hole, is rescued by swans and taken to wise Big Turtle who, with the help of noble Toad, called Mashutaha, creates the land on which we live. Includes notes about the Huron people from whom the tale comes

The “can” in cancer


by Julia Cook and Allison Valentine

"Eli is a young boy who finds out that he has cancer. Not knowing how to feel, his doctor tells him: "There is a 'can' in cancer, so when your life seems kinda rough, breathe in and out and clear your head and think about better stuff." This creatively written book of hope follows Eli's journey through the eyes of a patient, parents, siblings, teachers, health care providers, and friends"--Back cover