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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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The best tailor in Pinbauê

2017

by Eymard Toledo

Uncle Flores is the best tailor in the town of Pinbauê in Brazil. He used to make colourful costumes for the carnival, but nowadays he only makes grey uniforms for the factory workers. The houses are covered with dust from the factory, the river water is murky, and everything is drab. Edinho, his nephew, comes by every day after school to help cut and iron the cloth and listen to his uncle's stories. But when the factory tells Uncle Flores they don't need his uniforms anymore, Edinho comes up with an ingenious idea to get his uncle back to work and make everyone in town happier

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Songs from a journey with a parrot

2013

by Magdelaine Lerasle, Tim Brierly, Sheryl Curtis, Aurélia Fronty, Alice Machado and Paul Mindy

A collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from Brazil and Portugal that explores the strong cultural ties that bind the two countries and presents the rich common heritage of songs about everyday life, work and play, and courtship and love. Features an accompanying CD with lyrics presented in Portuguese and translated into English, followed by notes on the origin and cultural context of each song

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Football star

2014

by Mina Javaherbin and Renato Alarcão

"When Paulo becomes a football star, he'll be famous! Crowds will cheer his name--and his mother won't have to work so hard. Until then, Paulo has his little sister Maria, who teaches him reading, while he teaches her football moves. Will his teammates ever break their rules and let a girl play with them?"--Back cover

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Swing Café

2010

by Carl Norac, Rébecca Dautremer, David Francis, Bebel Gilberto and Jacob Homel

"A little Brazilian cricket named Zaz dreams of singing in New York. After hopping a ride on a woman's fruit hat that takes her from her homeland to Manhattan, she meets a savvy fly named Buster who brings her to the Swing Café on East 54th Street. Everyone there speaks a common language, called Swing, and Zaz is inspired to take to the stage, sing from the heart, and deliver the performance of a lifetime"--P. [4] of cover

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The dreaming tree

2009

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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