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Our collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC) is available to the public. You can use the Search Tool below to find titles. *Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation.* See our related readings page for suggested tools for evaluating books.


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    The way to school

    2015

    by Rosemary A. McCarney

    Your way to school might be by yellow bus, bicycle or car, but around the world children are also getting to class by canoe, through tunnels, up ladders, by donkey, water buffalo or ox cart. In Rosemary McCarney's The Way to School, a collection of gorgeous, full-color photographs of schoolchildren from Myanmar, Ghana, Brazil, China, Canada and beyond, readers will see that the path to school can be "long and hard and even scary" depending on the lay of the land, the weather, even natural disasters.

    Informational

    Americans

    2018

    by Douglas Wood and Elizabeth Sayles

    "Americans are different from one another in many ways. And despite these differences, Americans share certain ways of doing and being that hold us all together. From the Fourth of July to the Bill of Rights, Douglas Wood and Elizabeth Sayles share the story of what it is to be American."--|cAmazon.com

    Race/Culture Concepts

    With my hands

    2018

    by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

    Building, baking, folding, drawing, shaping ... making something with your own hands is a special, personal experience. Taking an idea from your imagination and turning it into something real is satisfying and makes the maker proud.

    Incidental

    Goodbye brings hello

    2018

    by Dianne White and Daniel Wiseman

    Transitions in a child's life--getting a hair cut, learning to ride a bike, and making friends on the first day of school--bring opportunities for new, different, and exciting experiences.

    Incidental

    A taste of the world

    2019

    by Beth Walrond and Laure Afchain

    Takes children on a culinary journey around the world, teaching them about new cultures and landscapes through different foods. This illustrated non-fiction book explains facts with interesting references and stories that spark curiosity about the different history and cultures of the world. As children learn about foods, they also understand how the environment and cultural practice can shape the way we eat. By the end, they will have learned about different cuisines and cultures with a thought about how we all share these widely today

    Informational Race/Culture Concepts

    Exploring emotions

    2018

    by Paul Christelis and Elisa Paganelli

    Everyone has different feelings about Sports Day at school. Sally feels excited, Mateo feels nervous, Manisha feels angry, Caleb feels sad, and Tom feels relieved. But they all soon discover that emotions are like the weather. Sometimes the weather feels pleasant and sometimes it feels unpleasant. But just like the weather outside, the weather inside will change too. This book on mindfulness for children helps readers build their emotional awareness, enjoy pleasant feelings, and remember that unpleasant ones will pass.

    Incidental Informational

    Sometimes you fly

    2018

    by Katherine Applegate and Jennifer Black Reinhardt

    Illustrations and simple, rhyming text remind the reader that any achievement may be preceded by mistakes, and learning from them makes accomplishments sweeter.

    Incidental

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