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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A reclamation of the Mexican serenata tradition, follow the story of a young boy who asks his father if there is a song for a boy who loves a boy.
Two sleepy parents attempt to supervise a small girl as she gets ready for school and insists she can do everything herself.
A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways. --Provided by publisher
In this illustrated picture book, a young child can hear color and is enamored with his grandmother's beaded necklace, in spite of the reservations of those around him.--Provided by publisher
In pursuit of a film career, Carmen enters a commercial contest and enlists her little brother, Eduardo, as her cinematographer, but her plan takes a surprising turn.
On My Swim, the fourth in a popular under-5 series, is another delightful collaboration by Winters and Leist. Set on the waterfront in and around Vancouver, this book features a very young child learning to swim and frolicking on the beach. Toddlers will take delight in this whimsically illustrated rhyming story.--Provided by publisher
When David asks his mother about the man on television, she tells him the story of Barack Obama, discussing his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his parents' divorce, and his desire to help others.
Marvelous Maravilloso Me and My Beautiful Family is a story from the point of view of a young interracial child about what color means within the dynamics of race, ethnicity, and culture. This sweet simple story blends the colors of the world and the color of the people her life and shares the experience of her culture in a complex multicultural world.--Provided by publisher
When a puppy in need of a friend follows a kind girl into town, he lands himself into all sorts of trouble. He gets lost. He's nearly run over. And he gets chased out of a bakery for being a "bad dog." But when the pup and the girl reunite in the park and she leaves behind her favorite doll, the puppy has a chance to prove just what a good dog he really is!
A family wakes up to hear all of the enjoyable sounds of the day, from a teapot whistling and sparrows tweeting to papers rustling and taxis honking.