Our collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. You can use the Search Tool below to find titles. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation.* See our related readings page for suggested tools for evaluating books.
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"Neema's Reason to Smile is the story of Neema, a young Kenyan girl who dreams of one day being able to afford to go to school. Slowly, and with great purpose, Neema makes a plan to save money in her dream basket and make her dream come true. One day, a mysterious young girl skips down the street wearing a red skirt and white shirt. Soon, she guides Neema all the way to a new school."-- Publisher's website
A young African boy draws inspiration from a story about the life of Lopez Lomong, a Sudanese boy who was able to overcome all of the obstacles in his life and become an Olympic runner
Mama Panya has just enough money to buy ingredients for a few pancakes, so when her son Adika invites all their friends to join them, she is sure there will not be enough to go around. With facts about Kenya and Kiswahili
"A refugee boy's determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship"--Publisher
A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.
"Mutanu is excited. As she goes about her chores, she thinks about the day to come and what surprises it might bring. For today is no ordinary day at the orphanage she lives in. Every year, the orphanage honors its newest arrivals by creating a birthday day especially for them. From that moment forward, the orphans have a day that they know is theirs--a day to celebrate, a day to enjoy, a day to remember. And today is the day!"--Publisher
A young African girl named Violeta dreams of a giraffe with wings
What do you get when you combine young gardeners, their tasty vegetables and a herd of mischievous goats--a recipe for disaster or a bowl of delicious soup? Includes recipe
Chirchir wants to help her family with their daily chores, but each of their tasks proves too challenging for her
This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.