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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It’s library day


by Janet Morgan Stoeke

The children walk down the hall in a nice straight line with big grins on their faces on library day

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Pepita on Pepper Street


by Ofelia Dumas. Lachtman, Alex Pardo DeLange and Maria Estela Monsivais

Pepita, unhappy about her family's move to a street where everything is new to her, is not very friendly to her neighbors as they pass by, but later has another chance to make friends

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Dario and the whale


by Cheryl Lawton Malone and Bistra Masseva

When Dario and his mother move to Cape Cod from Brazil, Dario has a hard time making friends since he doesn't speak English well. But one day Dario meets someone else who has just arrived in New England and he doesn't speak any English at all, because he's a right whale! Day after day Dario and the whale meet at the beach. But what will happen when it's time for the whale to migrate?

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The dreaming tree


by Eithne Massey and Marie Thorhauge

"Back home in Brazil, Roberto loved playing football. Now he lives in Ireland, and he'd really like to have a game with the boys in the park, but he's too shy. When his grandmother reminds him of the Brazilian story of the dreaming tree, he doesn't see how a story can help him-- But maybe it can!"--Back cover

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