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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"Ming and Poppy's journey takes them over sidewalk cracks and dancing shadows, past honking horns and crowded crosswalks. They greet old friends and make new ones, while sharing stories, secrets, and the sting of painful words"--|cProvided by publisher
In this picture book with few words, three children find a typewriter on a carousel, and begin an adventure that helps them discover the wonder of words
"In this third book in the Ninja! series, Maxwell pits his ninja skills against Santa Claus"--Provided by publisher
A young artist finds that her creativity comes from within when the rug that she had always relied upon for inspiration is destroyed
"As this evocative picture book begins, a little boy is excited about a trip to the beach with his parents planned for the following day. But a bad storm is coming, and he has started to worry they won't be able to go. He watches as the sky grows darker through the afternoon. His mother and father close the shutters and bring the potted plants indoors. Then the storm arrives. "All through dinner, the rain beats hard against the shutters. The wind howls and blows," the boy says. "I try not to be scared." At bedtime, he thinks, "I wish I had a ship with big propellers that would spin stronger winds to drive the storm away." While asleep, his wish becomes his dream, and he manages to blow away the dark clouds with his imaginary vessel. Then, to his delight, when he awakens, he finds his dream of clear blue skies has come true --Publisher's website
"Twin sisters, Chirri and Chirra, go out for a bike ride when it starts snowing and end up going on a cool, magical journey through the woods. The girls find an ice cavern where they join the animals for some sweet treats, a game of marbles, soaking in a hot spring, and a comfortable rest in an igloo that is just the right size." --|c(Source of summary not specified)
A little boy whose mother calls him "Sweetie Pie" and "Honey Bear" proves he is a bad guy, especially where his little sister is concerned
"As Mom goes through treatment for cancer, her family supports her with what cancer hates most: love"-- |cProvided by publisher
In this wordless graphic novel, a young girl traveling from her city apartment to her grandmother's country home becomes lost and enters a fantastical world in the clouds
Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers