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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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Julián is a mermaid

2018

by Jessica Love

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?

Beautiful Life

Imagine

2018

by Juan Felipe Herrera and Lauren Castillo

"When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mamá feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. His breathtaking poem "Imagine" and Lauren Castillo's evocative illustrations will speak to every reader and dreamer searching for their place in life"--Dust jacket

Biography

Hip-hop Lollipop

2018

by Susan McElroy Montanari and J. Brian Pinkney

"Follow a little girl as she moves, swings, and grooves her way through her bedtime routine, dancing all the while, until she finally closes her eyes and dances through her dreams"--|cProvided by publisher

Any Child

Josie’s lost tooth

2018

by Jennifer K. Mann

"Josie is first and best at almost everything; however, losing her first tooth becomes an ordeal. Her best friend Richard provides support."--|c(Source of summary not specified)

Any Child Cross Group

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