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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Nature is all around us, even in the city. Follow Scooter, a rambunctious dog, as he uses all of his senses to discover city critters, from ducks to falcons, and skunks to coyotes. But he doesn't notice all of them. That's up to the reader. 'Explore More' endnotes provide information about city animals as well as activity suggestions.--Provided by the publisher
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.
Based on the musical Cinderella Battistella, created by Bob Bruce and David Cuthbert with music by Feddie Palmisano, this picture book captures all of the 1950s charm of the original performances.
Sewing the Rainbow is the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of the rainbow flag. This book takes readers from Gilbert's childhood in a small town in Kansas where he didn't fit in, to his historic artistic career in San Francisco. Today the flag is everywhere, even in the small town where Gilbert grew up! This book shows that when you see a rainbow flag, you'll know it's okay to be your colorful self. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more about Gilbert and the flag's history.--Publisher description
The story of Claire's arrival in the United States from her birth home in China.
A tour of Alaska introduces topics--such as its climate, wildlife, and native peoples--in rhyme. --from publisher
"Follows the journey of a pink hat that is swiped out of a knitting basket by a pesky kitten, blown into a tree by a strong wind, and used as a cozy blanket for a new baby, then finally makes its way onto the head of a young girl marching for women's equality"--Provided by publisher
A boy fears that he has lost his super powers after a villain captures him and cuts the hair that he believes is the source of his strength
Illustrations and simple text suggest ways see the positive side of difficulties, from losing one's balloon to being left with a new babysitter
"The moms in this book are superheroes. They may not leap over tall buildings, and they may not have super-human speed. But these moms construct buildings, fly planes, and make tanks roll. They do all kinds of things to keep us safe. These superheroes are moms. Military moms. Hero moms"--Dust jacket