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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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A tour of Hong Kong

2019

by Hsin-Yu (Joyce) Sun

"This visually rich and detailed wordless picture book explores the bustling urban center of Hong Kong through the eyes of two children—each starting their journey on different sides of the book and intersecting in the middle. Young readers will delight in finding the girl with her red balloon and the boy with his scruffy dog carefully tucked into the drawings. How children read the book—front to back or back to front—will change their focus and perspective on this world-famous place." -- publisher

Any Child

Shanghai messenger

2005

by Andrea. Cheng and Ed Young

"You are my messenger. Look everything. Remember." Grandma Nai Nai tells eleven-year-old Xiao Mei as the girl heads off to Shanghai, China, to visit their extended family. Xiao Mei is both excited and apprehensive. She will meet many new relatives, but will they accept her, a girl from America who is only half Chinese? Xiao Mei is eagerly embraced by her aunties, uncles and cousins and quickly immersed in the sights, smells and hubbub of daily living in Shanghai. At first battling homesickness, Xiao Mei soon ventures on her own, discovering the excitement of a different way of life and a new appreciation of her Chinese heritage. When it is finally time to leave, Xiao Mei must gather up her memories and bring "a little bit of China" back home. A lyrical story of adventure, self-discovery, and the strong bonds that tie families together. ~Publisher

Beautiful Life

Year of the Dragon

2014

by Ian Foutz and Madeline Miller

"Life wasn't perfect, but things were going pretty well for Jake Chandler. Then his dad moved the family to China for his new job, taking Jake halfway around the world and forcing him to leave everything he'd ever known behind. There doesn't seem to be anything for him in "the land of broken sticks" except for noise, loneliness, and confusion. But who knows? With the help of early morning tai-chi warriors, breakfast dumplings, and his Dutch neighbor Martin, maybe Jake can make this new life work after all"--Back cover

Incidental

Work and more work

2015

by Linda Little and Óscar T. Pérez

"Tom lives in the countryside in the mid 1800s, and he is curious that what is it like in the town, the city, and the world beyond? It's all "work and more work," everyone tells him. Determined to find out for himself, Tom sets off with a bit of bread and cheese in a bundle. His curiosity take him from town to town. He encounters crowded marketplaces, bustling wharves, and storms on the high seas. In China he sees how tea is made and in India he watches men make deep blue dye from indigo; in Ceylon he marvels at the skill of cinnamon peelers. Eventually he returns home with stories and gifts, showing his parents the riches to be found all over the world. This wonderful book includes an illustrated afterword about the different kinds of work mentioned in the story, work that was done when, in the days before steam, nothing moved except through the power of wind, water, and muscle" --|cProvided by publisher

Incidental

Made in China

2008

by Vanita Oelschlager

"Made in China tells the story of a girl adopted into an American family and the problems she encounters with her older sister. With help from her father, the adopted sister learns the value of her Chinese beginnings. Later the girls accept their differences and embrace the joy that comes from a loving family"--P. [4] of cover

Beautiful Life

Star of the Week

2009

by Darlene. Friedman and Roger Roth

As her turn to be "Star of the Week" in her kindergarten class approaches, Cassidy-Li puts together a poster with pictures of her family, friends, and pets, and wonders about her birthparents in China

Beautiful Life

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