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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A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents
Juan lives in Mexico, where his family owns a taco restaurant. When Juan goes to the Cinco de Mayo festival, he meets a tourist family that speaks another language. Juan takes the tourists to his family's restaurant and spends the day with them. Readers will learn about Mexican culture and cuisine as Juan shows the tourists the best attractions and offers them the tastiest food
Lucy, an adopted child from Mexico, is convinced that her family background is too complicated for her to make the family tree she is supposed to create for a homework assignment
While she and her classmates wait for the caterpillars they are raising to be transformed into Monarch butterflies, Julianita's grandfather tells her about the annual migration of these butterflies to his hometown in Mexico
The life and work of the artist Diego Rivera is told through chronological poems that capture salient points in his life.--Provided by publisher
With Mother's Day coming, Antonio finds he has to decide about what is important to him when his classmates make fun of the unusual appearance of his mother's partner, Leslie.
Armando and his father are trash-pickers in Tijuana, Mexico, but when Señor David brings his "school"--a blue tarp set down near the garbage dump--to their neighborhood, Armando's father decides that he must attend classes and learn. Based on a true story.
While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomás finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library, which has a significant impact on the boy when he grows up to be Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside