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.
Meet Stella! Poet extraordinare. In Ms. Merkley's class, every year starts with a poetry walk. But that's just the beginning--poetry is part of every day. It's in kids journals and in their voices, on the wall and in the hall. Poetry tumbles in an avalanche from Tineka's desk, roars out of a tornado-cancelled field trip, and even keeps Filipe up at night. Warning: poetry can really hook you. Take a poetry walk with Stella, and you'll be hooked, too!--Back cover
"Kids with grit are determined to achieve their goals, often against difficult odds. They're open-minded and conscientious, they listen to others, work hard, and pay attention to the details. Above all, gritty kids are resilient and persistent, they learn from their mistakes and believe in the future. Who has grit? You do! Look inside to see what gritty kids like you do every day"-- Back cover
Explains how eating from all the parts of the food spectrum can promote health and well-being
"Meet Stella! Do you know what it's like to be inquisitive? To have your mind racing with questions? Stella does! When Stella's class gets curious about chameleons, their teacher, Ms. Merkley, is happy to oblige. Join Stella and her friends as they become chameleon experts, and experts in informative writing"-- Back cover
Each morning when Maria wakes up, she finds her hair is full of colors, books, animals, or people
"Elements of yoga practice including stretching, posture, and breath work, are introduced through elegant artwork and poems like Mountain (Tadasana) and Seashell (Balasana), to help children and their caring adults ready their bodies for a restful sleep"--Amazon
Pictures of children demonstrate the forming in sign language of alphabetically arranged words, accompanied by illustrations of the words themselves
Children whose parents no longer live together discover that although much has changed, and time spent with Mom is different than time spent with Dad, love is there no matter what
Two hungry travelers use a stone as a soup starter and demonstrate the benefits of sharing. Includes a recipe for soup
Biography of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland follows her from her childhood in 1950s Virginia through her high school and college years, when she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. She also participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961 and was arrested and imprisoned. Her life has been spent standing up for human rights.