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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Tells the true story of Jackie Robinson's battle against prejudice while serving in the military during World War II, covering his court-martial for refusing to move to the back of an integrated bus.
In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans
A biography of George Washington Carver, whose scientific research revolutionized the economy of the South.
"A biography of African American tennis champion Arthur Ashe, a pioneering minority athlete known for his character, sportsmanship, and activism in social causes such as civil rights and HIV/AIDS awareness. Includes an afterword, author's note, and photographs"--Provided by publisher
"Josephine Baker was a famous singer, dancer, and entertainer. After moving to France to break free of prejudice. she eventually helped with the French resistance as a spy in World War II and won a medal for her service ..."--Jacket
A tribute to the life of the iconic jazz entertainer depicts her disadvantaged youth in a segregated America, her unique performance talents, and the irrepressible sense of style that helped her overcome racial barriers
Introduces readers to Benny Andrews, one of the most important African-American painters of the 20th century
"Presents the athletic biography of Albert Pujols, including his career as a high school, college, and professional baseball player"--Provided by publisher