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.
After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place
A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries
After falling in love with Japan as a little girl, Erika becomes a teacher and fulfills her childhood dream by moving to a remote Japanese island
As Mina's father tells her about the city where she was born, with words as vivid as the glowing watercolors that accompany his description, Tokyo unfolds to fill the dreams of children and their parents too!
Yuriko, teased at school for her unusual name and Japanese ancestry, yearns to be more ordinary until her father reminds her of how special she is
A Japanese father sends three daughters to Canada for a better life