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My First Book of Japanese Words

Written by: Michelle Haney Brown Illustrated by: Aya Padrón For ages: 4 years and up Language: English & Japanese Topics Covered: Bilingualism, Japanese Culture & Traditions, Literacy, Global Community. Summary: This alphabetical rhyming book provides multiple languages and a short poem on each page, and is…

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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Written by: Anika Aldamuy Denise Illustrated by: Paola Escobar For ages:  4-8 years Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Travel, Emigration, Puerto Rican Culture & Traditions, Literacy, Community, Trailblazer, Multilingualism, Latinx Authors. Summary: The story opens in 1920’s Puerto Rico.  Pura leaves with her aunt…

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Green is a Chili Pepper: A Book of Colors

Written by: Roseanne Greenfield Thong Illustrated by: John Parra For Ages: Ages 3 to 5 Language: English, Spanish Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Culture & Traditions, Latinx Culture, Community, Family, Love, Self-Expression. Summary: Green is a Chile Pepper is a joyful celebration of the…

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Sweetest Kulu

Written by: Celina Kalluk Illustrated by: Alexandria Neonakis For Ages: Infant and up Language: Bilingual: Inuktitut and English; English. Topics Covered: Love, Family, First Nations People, Indigenous Voices, Inuit Culture. Summary: “Kulu” is an Inuktitut term of endearment, akin to…

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Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code; A Navajo Code Talker’s Story

Written by: Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by: Liz Amini-Holmes For ages: 8 and up Language: English & Navajo Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Historical Figures, Historical Events, Culture & Traditions.  Summary: Once a Navajo boy named Betoli had to go to Fort Defiance boarding school, and was given the…

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We Sang You Home

Written by: Richard Van Camp Illustrated by: Julie Flett For Ages: Infant and Up Language: Bilingual-English and Plains Cree Topics Covered: Family, Indigenous Voices, First Nations, New Baby. Summary: This board book is from the perspective of new parents speaking…

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Little You

Written by: Richard Van Camp Illustrated by: Julie Flett For Ages: Infant and Up Language: Bilingual-English and Plains Cree; English. Topics Covered: New Baby, Indigenous Voices, First Nations, Family, Love, Celebration. Summary: This rhyming board book celebrates a new baby’s…

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