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Mira's Curly Hair by Maryam Al Serkal
E AL SERKAL
Mira doesn't like her hair. It curls at the front. It curls at the back. It curls everywhere! She wants it to be straight and smooth, just like her Mama's. But then something unpredictable happens . . . and Mira will never look at her mama's hair the same way again!
When I Found Grandma by Saumiya Balasubramaniam
E BALASUBRAMANIAM
Maya misses her grandmother, but when she comes to visit for spring break things do not go the way Maya thought they would.
Mommy Sayang by Rosana Sullivan
E SULLIVAN
Aleeya, concerned when her beloved mother becomes sick, remembers and returns the promise Mommy has made to her--that she will always be by her side.
Babymoon by Hayley Barrett
E BARRETT
Parents take a time out to get to know their new baby.
I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown
E BROWN
A father and son share a day in the city and a conversation about what they love about each other.
Brown Baby Lullaby by Tameka Fryer Brown
E BROWN
An illustrated lullaby featuring a busy, independent, beloved brown baby being prepared for bedtime.
Good Morning Snowplow! by Deborah Bruss
E BRUSS
As the town goes to sleep, a snowstorm begins, and the man who drives the snowplow goes to work, keeping the streets clear throughout the night.
My Mama Is a Mechanic by Doug Cenko
E CENKO
View a mother through the eyes of her son as they play, cook, and imagine together.
Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry
E CURRY
A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B. Deenihan
E DEENIHAN
This clever story, complete with a recipe for lemonade, celebrates the pleasures of patience, hard work, nature, community . . . and putting down the electronic devices just for a while.
Birdsong by Julie Flett
E FLETT
When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of nature and art.
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin
E FRANKLIN
Tameika is excited to audition for the school's Snow White musical, but when she overhears her classmates say she is too tall, chubby, and brown to play Snow White, she questions whether she is right for the part.
The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst
E FURST
Luna outgrows her stroller just as Ernie needs one, and when he outgrows it he passes it along to Gigi, and soon many different families have received and shared the gift.
Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz
E GUIDROZ
When Leila looks in the mirror, she doesn’t know if she likes what she sees. But when her grandmother tells her the saffron beads on her scarf suit her, she feels a tiny bit better. So, Leila spends the rest of their family dinner night on the lookout for other parts of her she does like.
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar
E KELKAR
Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patka--his turban--smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet's mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff
E LUKOFF
Aidan, a transgender boy, experiences complicated emotions as he and his parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby.
Get Up , Stand Up adapted by Cedella Marley
E MARLEY
Children are encouraged to resist bullying and stand up for their rights.
Our Favorite Day by Joowon Oh
E OH
Follows Papa and his granddaughter as they spend another Thursday together.
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
E QUINTERO
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.
Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed
E SAEED
Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait patiently for it to be done.
Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior
E SENIOR
In this picture book, a young black girl learns to love her difficult-to-comb hair.
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao
E ZHANG
Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly.
Home Is a Window by Stephanie Ledyard
COPING MOVING E LEDYARD
A family learns what home really means when they leave their beloved house and move to another.
Pedro Keeps His Cool by Fran Manushkin
ER MANUSHKIN
It is snowing and Pedro and his friends go the park to have some fun in the snow; his snow figure and snow angel are not successful, but Pedro knows he is a great sledder--and he is determined to help Roddy overcome his fear of sledding on the big hill.