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.
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