Picture Books

Lift book cover

Lift

Minh Lê

jE Le
Read Woke, Diverse Characters, Picture Books, Graphic Novels

From the award-winning and bestselling creators of Drawn Together comes the fantastic tale of a magical elevator that will lift your spirits--and press all the right buttons! Iris loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, but when it's time to share the fun with a new member of the family, she's pretty put out. That is, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious new button opens up entire realms of possibility, places where she can escape and explore on her own. But when she's forced to choose between going at it alone or letting her little brother tag along, Iris finds that sharing a discovery with the people you love can be the most wonderful experience of all. Using their dynamic comics-inspired storytelling, acclaimed author Minh Lê and Caldecott Medal-winning artist Dan Santat carry readers on a journey of ups, downs, and twists and turns that will send hearts--and imaginations--soaring.

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DING! ---Looking for a lift?--- -Casey

Jingle dancer book cover

Jingle dancer

Cynthia Leitich Smith

jE Smith
Read Woke, Picture Books

Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.

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The forever sky

Thomas D. Peacock

jE Peacock
Read Woke, Picture Books

Two young Ojibwe brothers, Niigaanii and Bineshiinh, look to the stars and spin stories, some inspired by Uncle and some of their own making, as they remember their grandmother.

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You hold me up book cover

You hold me up

Monique Gray Smith

eBOOK
Read Woke, Picture Books

An evocative picture book intended to foster reconciliation among children and encourage them to show each other love and support.

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The good luck cat book cover

The good luck cat

Joy Harjo

jE Harjo
Read Woke, Picture Books, Animals

Because her good luck cat Woogie has already used up eight of his nine lives in narrow escapes from disaster, a Native American girl worries when he disappears.

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This is US Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo's, only picture book, and it is lovely. -Casey

Bowwow powwow : bagosenjige-niimi'idim book cover

Bowwow powwow : bagosenjige-niimi'idim

Brenda J. Child

jE Child
Read Woke, Picture Books, Animals

"When Uncle and Windy Girl attend a powwow, Windy watches the dancers and listens to the singers. She eats tasty food and joins family and friends around the campfire. Later, Windy falls asleep under the stars. Uncle's stories inspire visions in her head: a bowwow powwow, where all the dancers are dogs. In these magical scenes, Windy sees veterans in a Grand Entry, and a visiting drum group, and traditional dancers, grass dancers, and jingle-dress dancers--all with telltale ears and paws and tails. All celebrating in song and dance. All attesting to the wonder of the powwow."--Provided by publisher.

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This book is a celebration! Don't miss the fun. -Casey

First laugh : welcome, baby! book cover

First laugh : welcome, baby!

Rose Ann Tahe

eBOOK
Read Woke, Picture Books

A Navajo family welcomes a new baby into the family with love and ceremony, eagerly waiting for that first special laugh. Includes brief description of birth customs in different cultures.

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A beautiful custom, and book--sweet from start to finish. -Casey

At the mountain's base book cover

At the mountain's base

Traci Sorell

jE Sorell
Read Woke, Picture Books

"At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war."--Amazon.

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