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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Idu (Ee-doo) and Adu (Aa-doo) are very excited. Guests are coming over for dinner and their Mamma has already cooked a lot. Next, she is cooking Gulab jamuns, but Idu and Adu don't know what Gulab jamuns are. Before long, they discover just how good these wonderful golden, sugary syrup-soaked balls are and how quickly they melt in their mouths. But Mamma has only made 10 Gulab jamuns. Will they last until their guests come?--Back cover
In this retelling of a well-loved Hindu story, Hanuman will use all his power to save the life of a friend, and Harini will learn a valuable lesson about loyalty, devotion, and using your strength for good.--Back cover
This is the retelling of a story based on ancient Hindu lore where Hanuman mistakes the sun for a giant mango.
The Boy Who Asked Why follows the life of an extraordinary man, "Babasaheb" Bhimrao Ambedkar, who energized the struggle against caste prejudice.--Page 4 of cover
This book is about a little girl called Maya whose grandma comes to visit from far away. Maya thinks Grandma talks too loud, dresses too fancy, and brings food that doesn't taste very good. All Maya wants to do is enjoy her spring break and take a trip to the island to ride the carousel, but it seems like Grandma is getting in the way. In this beautiful story, we see a very honest, sweet and touching portrayal of a grandchild-grandparent relationship, where Grandma and Maya learn about each other, make compromises on their different tastes, and grow even closer.--Provided by publisher
This hardcover picture book is the third in the much-loved Farmer Falgu series. It follows the kindhearted farmer as he journeys to the Kumbh Mela festival. Farmer Falgu always stops to lend a hand, and this story is a gentle reminder that nice guys don't always finish last. Kanika Nair's striking illustrations capture the colorful chaos and celebration that the Kumbh Mela is, in this charming and thoughtful tale written by Chitra Soundar.-- Provided by publisher
Join Harini and Padmini for yoga! Miss Janini will teach the class about the ancient spiritual history of yoga, along with some asanas (poses). It's Padmini's first yoga class, and she doesn't know most of the poses, but she cannot wait to learn. Come learn with her!
The incredible story of the world's largest visionary environment: the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, kept secret by outsider artist Nek Chand for fifteen years
Retells the Biblical tale of Noah's Ark through an Indian adaptation illustrated in the Bengal Patua style of scroll painting.
Siblings Chintoo and Mintoo collect flowers and press the petals into a fine powder as they prepare for Holi, the Indian springtime Festival of Colors. Includes author's note