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Our collection of picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL a recommendation.* Click here for more on book evaluation.


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Douglas, you’re a genius!

2018

by Ged Adamson

Nancy and Douglas, determined to learn what is on the other side of a fence, try Nancy's plans to launch, vault, and fly Douglas over, then succeed with Douglas's simple idea.

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Quiet please, Owen McPhee!

2018

by Trudy Ludwig and Patrice Barton

"A nonstop talker learns about the power of listening when he comes down with a case of laryngitis"--

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The little dancers

2018

by Maryann Macdonald and Mandy Sutcliffe

The little dancers are ready to shine onstage! Miss Amy's ballet studio is putting on a new dance performance called the Butterfly Ball. Rosa and her four friends rehearse leaping, balancing, and twirling to perfect their dances! Rosa feels like all her hard work was for nothing when she is cast in a disappointing role, but her friends help her discover that this small part is of great importance. Rosa feels as beautiful as a butterfly... and maybe even more special!--Page [4] of cover

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King Jack and the dragon

2015

by Peter Bently and Helen Oxenbury

Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a castle fort, then spend a day fighting dragons and beasts, but at day's end giants carry away first Sir Zack, then Caspar, and King Jack is left to face night creatures alone

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Jelly Beans the cheetah and hope

2014

by SissyMarySue, Perpich Center Students and Jacob Peterson

"In Jelly Beans the cheetah and hope, the unlikely pairing of a sad little girl and a captured cheetah discover how much they share in common when they embark on an adventure in friendship... Set in Tanzania, Africa with the Barabaig tribe, the book encourages youth to identify with the characters as they experience difficulty, persevere, model empathy, and then are shown empathy by the tribe"--Page 4 of cover

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