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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When eight-year-old Kiki travels to Taos Pueblo, the reservation where her parents grew up, she confronts her identity as both a Tiwa Indian and a big city girl
A story told in verse (as a series of individual poems), a Chinese American girl and her little brother protest the idea of moving, until their grandmother teaches them a special trick to make the change easier
Describes the popular street cook's life, including working in his family's restaurant as a child, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, and his success with his food truck and restaurant
A young Mexican American girl accompanies her father to a swap meet, where she hopes to sell her music box for money for dancing lessons
When Chico starts the third grade after his migrant worker family moves to begin harvesting California grapes, he finds that self confidence and math skills help him cope with the first day of school
These poems celebrate winter in San Francisco and the mountains of Northern California
Although her Mexican-American grandmother now forgets many things, Luciana finds that she still remembers the things that are important to the two of them. Includes glossary of Spanish words used
After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place
Young Lakas convinces his friends Tick A. Boom, Firefoot, and Fernando to fight against their eviction, while fighting for needed repairs and the right to have karaoke parties in the lobby of the hotel that they call home
A young immigrant boy from Hong Kong feels lost at his new school in America. He needs the help of his teacher, classmates, and family to realize that he is not alone and that he should be proud of his unique heritage