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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Celebrates the joy and beauty of nappy hair
"A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dream big and achieve their goals"--|cProvided by publisher
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
Various zoo animals take residence in a young girl's hair as it becomes more tangled and frizzy
Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of African-American children
A retelling of the West African folk 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
An African American girl contemplates the many wonderful black things around her, from the inside of a pocket, where surprises hide, to the cozy night where there is no light
While out on a walk with her blind grandmother, Phoebe tries to describe the skin color of members of her family by comparing them to various foods
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