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.
"Why Are People Different Colors? provides the perfect platform to explore family issues and questions that children have as they grow up and try to make sense of the world around them. Each fully-illustrated spread poses questions around the theme of identity and diversity, helping children to understand different ethnic structures, cultures, and ages and generations. Explanations and advice for parents and carers to help guide and inform their child have been compiled by two child psychologists" --Publisher
Siblings Chintoo and Mintoo collect flowers and press the petals into a fine powder as they prepare for Holi, the Indian springtime Festival of Colors. Includes author's note
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
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