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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Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex--accordion fold--format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely undercompensated--he receives less than half of the minimum wage! Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community.--Amazon.com
The author recalls the year when his farm worker parents settled down in the city so that he could go to school for the first time.
Join a young Craig Kielburger as he discovers the depths of generosity on the streets of Brazil.--Back cover
Since she left Jamaica for America after her father died, Zettie lives in a car with her mother while they both go to school and plan for a real home
In 1931 Cameroon, young Kedi is upset to learn that children in her American teacher's village of New York are going hungry because of the Great Depression, and she asks her mother, neighbors, and even the headman for money to help. Includes historical notes
While her mother cleans a grand house a young girl meets the homeowner who, recalling her own family's immigration, gives her a charm bracelet and promises that she, too, can have a charmed life.
"The true story of a little girl who made an impossible dream achievable"--|cProvided by publisher
Armando and his father are trash-pickers in Tijuana, Mexico, but when Señor David brings his "school"--a blue tarp set down near the garbage dump--to their neighborhood, Armando's father decides that he must attend classes and learn. Based on a true story.
Follow along on a journey through Kenya and the discoveries made while travelling