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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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It’s library day

2008

by Janet Morgan Stoeke

The children walk down the hall in a nice straight line with big grins on their faces on library day

Cross Group

Divali rose

2008

by Vashanti Rahaman and Jamel Akib

As the festival of Divali approaches, Ricki wants to confess that he accidentally broke a rosebud off the bush he and his grandfather planted, but grandfather is busy blaming the neighbors who are newly arrived in Trinidad from India. Includes facts about Divali and the people and language of Trinidad

Beautiful Life Cross Group

Listen to the wind

2009

by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth

Tells the true story of a man who became lost and delirious after an unsuccessful trek to the top of K2, was saved by the locals of a remote Himalayan village, and kept his vow to return one day to build them a new school as a gesture of sincere appreciation and gratitude for what they did for him in his time of need

Biography Cross Group