Carole Lindstrom’s book “We are Water Protectors” conveys a powerful message about the interconnectedness of all living things.
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Sherman Alexie is a well known author for teens and adults. He wrote this, his first picture book, in part because there isn't enough representation of indigenous people in picture books. In his loving family, Thunder Boy, Jr. struggles to find his own place and name.
While this loving family makes traditional fry bread, we explore the sounds colors, flavors, and togetherness of a Native American family.
Nibi, whose name means water, does not have clean water at her house for drinking and bathing. Through her persistence and sense of fairness, she is able to gather a group of people who join her voice and work to get clean water for her house.
In “We Came to America,” Faith Ringgold reminds us that America is made up of diverse groups from all over the world. She highlights Indigenous Americans who were here before others, as well as enslaved Africans who did not immigrate but were forced to come to America.
Through beautiful images and text, we walk alongside a mother with her infant son coming to America from Mexico. We gain a sense of the hope, uncertainty, and confusion of a Latinx immigrant coming to the U.S. with its unfamiliar words and places.
In “Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre`," Anika Aldamuy Denise tells the true story of the famed Latinx author and librarian Pura Belpre’.