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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Nonfiction picture book of the history of women's participation in sports around the world. Briefly explains the legal battle to pass Title IX for women's equality and ongoing challenges to equal treatment for girls.
Gives a comprehensive introduction to the topic of prejudice.
This book sheds a surprising light on how seashells--the hard, protective outer layer that mollusks inhabit--serve tremendous purpose. This large group of marine animals needs shells for protection, feeding, transportation, anchorage, and more.--Provided by publisher
Suggesting that "you love honey," this book traces honey to bees, then to dandelions, then to ladybugs that eat insect pests on dandelions, and so on, tracing a natural interactive cycle through many connecting organisms. An educational chart for children traces links of pollination and honey-making, while material for teachers and parents offers further background information.--Provided by publisher
Guess what vegetable or fruit this is, growing in the garden? Learn more about it, plus how to eat it in a simple recipe.--Provided by publisher
Earthrise tells the story of the first time the planet Earth was photographed in color from space. The photo, later called Earthrise, was taken in 1968 by the astronauts on Apollo 8, the first US space mission to break free of Earth's orbit and circle the Moon ... By making clear that Earth was, and is, at heart, a world without borders, a home to all peoples, the photo's mind- bending shift in perspective is credited for galvanizing the fledgling environmental movement and sparking hope in a year of global unrest.
Space is all around us, but how much do we know? Where do we even begin? Space Kids is the building block upon which children can learn about our universe. Covering topics such as stars, planets, moons and rockets as well as the basics of gravity and how astronauts eat and sleep in space, Space Kids moves through complex ideas with an accessibly fresh and original style.
The basic facts about the season of Winter including how plants, animals, and the climate change and adapt are included in this photo essay introduction to Winter.--Provided by publisher
Patterns appear again and again, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Why? Explores branching and spiraling (with mention of spinning, stacking, and cracking) to reveal the shared connections between objects expressing different types of patterns.
The women athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics captivated the world: Simon Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time; Katie Ledecky, who shattered swimming records in multiple events; Michelle Carter, the first American gold medalist in shot put; Simone Manuel, the first African American woman to medal in individual swimming. Their accomplishments amazed us, as did their personal stories of persistence and hard work. [This book] focuses on the paths to glory for these women athletes, how they got their start and rose to meteoric heights in the Rio games. The other swimming and gymnastic teammates are included in the story as well. An inspiring story, bursting with color and action and life, that will make you smile to see these champion athletes as little girls, and to revisit their triumphs in achieving Olympic gold.