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.
A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama
The story of Saint Martín de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice
"A biography of Isamu Noguchi, Japanese American artist, sculptor, and landscape architect, focusing on his boyhood in Japan, his mixed heritage, and his participation in designing and building a home that fused Eastern and Western influences. Includes an afterword about Noguchi's adult life and works, plus photographs"--Provided by publisher
A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions
Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake visit their community garden before shopping at the farmer's market and grocery store to gather healthy ingredients that they help prepare for a picnic, in a story that explains the role of nutrition in health
Follows the adventures of young Gus and Nellie, who watch their mother's pregnancy and anticipate the arrival of a new sibling while learning engaging facts about how unborn babies develop
Suhaila's wish to know her deceased grandmother is granted when a golden ladder appears at her window and Grandma Annie invites her on a journey to the moon, where they welcome people who are facing tragedy. Includes facts about the painting and woman who inspired the story
Congratulations! You now have a baby in your family. Follow our top tips and you’ ll all be very happy. Don’t lend your baby to a kangaroo, plant your baby in the garden, or take to school with you – and definitely don’ t send your baby to play with an elephant! DO cuddle your baby, read to your baby, sing to your baby and give your baby lots and lots of love.
Describes the life and accomplishments of Michelle Obama, from her childhood and early achievements in education to her career in law and community service, as well as her family life and marriage to Barack Obama
Examines some of the different animal babies at the pond, such as a duck, a turtle, and a loon. Includes note to parents on what to do at a pond