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.
An old black man finds a baby abandoned in a dumpster and raises him in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood to know both African American and Mexican American ways
A retelling of the West African tale about the creation of the world and all its different peoples
A girl explains how her parents are different in color, tastes in art and food, and pet preferences, and how she herself is different too but just right
Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today
Relates the experiences of a dark-skinned, curly-haired child who wishes he could look more like the lighter- skinned children in his community until his mother helps him realize how wonderful he is inside and out
From the back of the bus, an African-American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks
It is Grandmother Bibi's ninetieth birthday and when she travels to Tanzania from America to visit her son and grandchildren they surprise her with a birthday safari