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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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    The Monkey king

    2005

    by David Seow and L. K. Tay-Audouard

    Inspired by Chinese folktales and legends about Monkey, King of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, Great Sage Equal to Heaven. But his friends just call him Monkey! Hilariously mischievous and full of energy, Monkey has uniquely amazing magical powers. Long ago, the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the Heavens, was so unhappy that China was in great turmoil that he even considered destroying its people. The Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin, suggested another way - find Lord Buddha's scriptures in India and bring them back to China to help the Chinese people become peaceful and kind. This Chinese children's story is about the beginnings of this epic journey, and how Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy join this quest

    Folklore

    Ming’s adventure in the Mogao Caves

    2017

    by Li Jian and Yijin Wert

    Join Ming on a magical adventure inside the historic and expansive Mogao Caves. A popular tourist destination, the Mogao Caves are famous for their murals and statues. When Ming becomes separated from his parents during a sandstorm on the way to the Mogao Caves, a little shining deer with nine colors brings him there to see a spectacular mural. Unexpectedly, Ming find himself in the mural with monks, animals and celestial beings that come to life before his very own eyes. He then find a special way to help his new friends before safely reuniting with his parents in the cave

    Beautiful Life

    Confucius

    2018

    by Demi

    "An illustrated biography of Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE), the ancient Chinese teacher, politician, thinker, and philosopher known for his popular aphorisms, his emphasis on education and study, and his models of social interaction. Includes a map and author's sources"-- Provided by publisher

    Biography

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