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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.
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.
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.
Phoenix Goes to School by Michelle and Phoenix Finch
E FINCH
With encouragement from her mother, teacher, and a fellow student, Phoenix, who was assigned male at birth but identifies as female, finds the courage to face the first day of school.
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?
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.
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.
Hike by Pete Oswald
E OSWALD
In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest.
We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
E LINDSTROM
When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource.
The Weather's Bet by Ed Young
E YOUNG
Retells the fable, "The Wind and the Sun," in which Wind, Rain, and Sun attempt to remove the cap of a shepherdess.
Magnificent Homespun Brown by Samara Cole Doyon
E DOYON
Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin.
Like the Moon Loves the Sky by Hena Khan
E KHAN
Illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran celebrate a mother's love and hopes for her child.