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.
A little girl describes the city of Tokyo in which she lives by the passage of the months and seasons of the year
Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States
Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn in our multicultural society, and this book introduces it in a playful and gentle way. Organized in a familiar ABC structure, everyday words and expressions as well as words that have special significance in Japanese culture offer even very young children an enticing glimpse into Japanese daily life. This delightfully illustrated preschool book shows each word in Kanji and Hiragana as well as in Romanized form. Teachers and parents bilingual and English speaking only alike will appreciate the book's cultural and linguistic notes, while Kenji and his friends encourage young readers to join the fun!
Rhyming text paired with letters of the English alphabet and themed photos invite the reader to learn some simple Korean words
Photographs and text follow Yikang, a young girl living in the Chinese city of Changzhi, through a typical day, beginning when her mother wakes her in the morning before school, and ending when she kisses her parents goodnight before bed
"Introduces Chinese language to preschool children in a gentle, playful way. The ABC structure provides a familiar framework that encourages fun and easy learning"--Jacket flap