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.
Everything's new for Mariama after a long journey by car, train, boat, and plane from Africa. She's going to discover a world where the streets, her school, and the food are all different. But what about the people?
"World travelers Ted and Betsy Lewin recount how the trained elephants of southern India, in particular the one chosen to be the lead elephant in the Mysore Dasara, are raised, cared for, and prepared for performing in ceremonial processions. Includes background information and glossary"--Provided by publisher
During the Great Depression, Marshall, an African American boy, uses lessons learned in arithmetic class and guidance from his mother to figure out how many beans are in a jar in order to win her a new sewing machine in a contest
Fleeing her war-torn country with her parents, Azzi tries to begin a new life in a new country
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
A five-year-old Chinese American girl sets out to learn about the place where she was born--China
In 1931 Cameroon, young Kedi is upset to learn that children in her American teacher's village of New York are going hungry because of the Great Depression, and she asks her mother, neighbors, and even the headman for money to help. Includes historical notes
Spending his childhood summers on Campobello Island, young Franklin Delano Roosevelt learns how to canoe from Tomah Joseph, a respected fishing and canoe guide, basketmaker and canoe-builder, and former chief of his tribe, who also teaches Franklin about the Passamaquoddy culture
Ashley writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the state of Texas at Christmastime, as her cousin José shows her everything from a mockingbird in a nut tree to twelve bucking broncos. Includes facts about Texas
On each of the twelve days during her Christmas visit with her cousin Will, Katie writes home describing the history, geography, animals, and interesting sites of Michigan that she has explored. Uses the cumulative pattern of the traditional carol to present amusing state trivia at the end of each letter