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 girl explains how her parents are different in color, tastes in art and food, and pet preferences, and how she herself is different too but just right
Chidi has a favorite color, blue. He says it is the best color in the world. His older sister, Nneka, decides to teach him about other colors seen in their village
Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States
Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today
Grade level: 1, 2, k, p, e
Relates the experiences of a dark-skinned, curly-haired child who wishes he could look more like the lighter- skinned children in his community until his mother helps him realize how wonderful he is inside and out
Pursuing one's own path in life takes courage, strength, and perseverance, as demonstrated by such inspirational leaders as Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, and Muhammad Ali