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.
Juan lives in Mexico, where his family owns a taco restaurant. When Juan goes to the Cinco de Mayo festival, he meets a tourist family that speaks another language. Juan takes the tourists to his family's restaurant and spends the day with them. Readers will learn about Mexican culture and cuisine as Juan shows the tourists the best attractions and offers them the tastiest food
Sebi loves the color and music of Carnival, but most of all she loves to dance--cha cha, merengue, samba--although her mother says she is too young for formal lessons, so a bird takes her and her friend Keeke to a magical land of dancing
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
While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomás finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library, which has a significant impact on the boy when he grows up to be Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside
When her two grannies want to eat different meals and tell their own stories, how can Alvina make everyone happy?
When young Lucy travels from Latin America to visit relatives in Ohio, she is very homesick until she realizes that the only way to communicate with her cousin's frisky dog is to learn to speak English
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
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
Before moving to Indiana, Elena takes photos of all her favorite places in Puerto Rico; after she moves, she creates an album for new memories with the help of new friends
Juan Diego hears the voice of the Virgin Mary asking him to petition the bishop for a shrine to be built in her honor, but the bishop will not agree unless Juan can bring him a sign