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.
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Julie trains to earn her next Kung Fu belt, but learns valuable lessons from her teacher's master and a fellow student along her journey.--Provided by publisher
In this beautiful retelling of the Marian story by award-winning author, Demi, find out how the astonishing miracles of the Virgin of Guadalupe persuaded the bishop in Mexico City to build a church dedicated to her; how ten million Aztecs converted to Catholicism within just eight years; and why the basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe today receives 20 million pilgrims per year, making it the most popular Christian pilgrimage site in the world.--ONIX annotation
Hector and Louie are writing a book to explain the many reasons that they are the best friends in the universe--but will their friendship, and their book, survive when they start to reveal each others secrets?
Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.
One morning, Jonah decided to become ruler of the playground. Everyone agreed to obey his rules to play in King Jonah's kingdom ... Everyone except for Lennox ... because she wanted to rule the playground, too. A gloriously rendered, hilariously deadpan tale of playground politics.
Arlo sees his town change for the worse after the Mayor bans and destroys all books, but by sharing stories Arlo helps set things right again.
Charlie loves the bright red purse that his grandmother let him have. One day, he decides to take it to school. First his father, then his friends, and even the crossing guard question him about his "strange" choice. After all, boys don't carry purses. They point out that they, too, have things they like, but that doesn't mean they go out in public wearing them. But Charlie isn't deterred. Before long, his unselfconscious determination to carry a purse starts to affect those around him. His father puts on his favorite, though unconventional, Hawaiian shirt to go to work; his friend Charlotte paints her face, and the crossing guard wears a pair of sparkly shoes. Thanks to Charlie, everyone around him realizes that it isn't always necessary to conform to societal norms. It's more important to be true to yourself. With its humorous, energetic illustrations, this book is ideal as a read-aloud or as a story for emerging readers. It can also be used as a starting point for a discussion about gender roles.
Dark skin, curly hair, freckles, and full lips. Smart, strong, funny, and friendly. Lilly knows that she does not look like her friends, and others have noticed. Through playful, lyrical lines, Lilly speaks up for every girl who has been asked What are you? in this celebration of self-love and acceptance.
Tired of glittery pink princess books, a young narrator defies her author and bans princesses from her book--until a princess arrives and interrupts the plot.
A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.