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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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Zheng He, the great Chinese explorer

2015

by Jian Li and Yijin Wert

Follow the adventures of the great Chinese explorer Zheng He (1371-1433) during the renowned Ming Dynasty in this illustrated bilingual book. The young Zheng He dreamed of foreign lands, his imagination awakened by a porcelain vase his grandfather and father brought home from overseas. It became his goal to find this stunning cobalt colour but the road to fulfilling this dream was not a straight one

Biography

The horse and the mysterious drawing

2014

by Jian Li

Ah Fu finds a white pony wandering the grassland, that develops a strange pattern on its back after jumping in the Yellow river

Folklore

I See the Sun in China

2010

by Dedie King and Judith Inglese

Follows a young child as she travels from a small town to the city of Shanghai, portraying the events that take place from dawn until night over the course of that one day, in English and Mandarin Chinese

Beautiful Life