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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You are helpful


by Todd Snow and Melodee Strong

"Children want to be helpful and are eager to become more independent. Written in simple words, with vivid illustrations of everyday life, 'You are helpful' shows safe, age-appropriate ways young children can help out: by putting their toys away, getting dressed by themselves, waiting their turn, sitting still at the doctor's office, and more"--P. [4] of cover


You are healthy


by Todd Snow and Melodee Strong

"Experts have identified key behaviors important to children's health. These include active play, eating right, washing hands, drinking water, getting enough sleep, and spending time with loved ones. Written in simple words, with vivid illustrations of everyday life, 'You are healthy' helps young children stay healthy and happy"--P. [4] of cover


The Gandy Dancers


by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc and A. Van Jordan

"With stunning illustrations that make history come alive, this book is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about the tradition of American folk songs. This is a finely crafted look into the song and spirit that were the soundtrack for America's industrial revolution. Poetry and music come alive here from the past to the present ... Praise to the Gandy dancers of the world!"--Page 4 of cover