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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 gift of gold

    2011

    by Dorothy Kowen and Gillian Mathew

    Here are all the ingredients of a classic fairy tale: a curse, a lucky gold pebble, an inquisitive little girl and, of course, a happy ending. The South African characters who help the girl along the way include traditional tribal people praying for rain, a friendly chameleon, and a misunderstood tokoloshe—a small ugly gremlin from African folklore

    Folklore

    The magical tooth fairies

    2013

    by Henry Olberg and Swetlana Loutsa

    "The tooth fairies travel to Mexico to help a boy whose tooth has been stolen by parrots as McCavity and Dee Kay try to take back control of Tooth Fairy Town"--|cProvided by publisher

    Biography Folklore

    Peach girl

    2014

    by Raymond Nakamura and Rebecca Bender

    In this reimagining of a Japanese folk tale, Momoko is born from a peach to make the world a better place. Despite the rumors of a terrible ogre that lives nearby and eats children, Momoko bravely sets out with a pocketful of dumplings and the timid Monkey, Dog, and Pheasant to find out the truth for herself

    Folklore