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.
"Thailand is a place where a modern culture thrives in one of the world's most ancient countries. Your guides in this adventure are two Thai children: Mali is a 9-year-old girl from the countryside and Tawan is an 11-year old boy from Bangkok. Travel with them as they explore their land-- experience its fascinating wildlife, beautiful handcrafts, sports, games, celebrations and, of course--great Thai food!"
"In Tanzania, there is a little village where a girl named Onika lives. She loves to go to school with her friends. Onika, Teophani, Agnes and Elibeth each have activities they like to do at their school. What is Onika's favorite thing to do? How can Onika and her friends learn skills to help their village?"--Back cover
"Neema lives in the mountains of Lushoto, Tanzania. Her day is full of fun. She tricks Joseph. She helps Mama Mdemu. She sings with the children. Neems is always looking for ways to learn"--Back cover
Features Mr. Whiskers and his class performing seven activities which involve playing with and learning about matter in its liquid, solid, and gaseous forms, and includes a list of materials so readers can duplicate their experiments
On the morning of September 11, 2001, J.J. Keki, a Ugandan musician and coffee farmer, was in New York, about to visit the World Trade Center. Instead, J.J. witnessed the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. He came away from this event with strong emotions about religious conflict. Why should people be enemies because of their religions?
Mr. Tate's class visits a bee and honey farm, where Farmer Ellen teaches the children how to listen to the bees talk
Children need easy guidelines to help them understand how to protect themselves and feel secure in their environments. Rana DiOrio's newest addition to her award- winning series explores physical, emotional, social, and cyber safety in unthreatening ways that spark meaningful conversation between adults and children about staying safe--Provided by publisher
Alexa and the other children at her rural school in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles and returning them to the wild. End notes discuss the physical characteristics and conservation of crocodiles
Travel through Brazil and learn about the weather, landscape and everyday life
Travel through India and learn about the weather, landscape and everyday life