Diverse Literature Belongs in Our Library

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Books have the power to inspire and enlighten. Diversity in books, especially in literature published for youth, is essential. All children must see themselves in the pages of the books they read, especially as we inspire and motivate the next generation of Great Lakes and water leaders. The library continues to develop our collection to reflect the diverse members and experiences in our community of readers.

AGUA, AGUITA
By Jorge Argueta; illustrated by Felipe Ugalde; translated by Gabriela Baeza Ventura. Houston: Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Público Press, 2017.

ALL THE WORLD
by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Marla Frazee. New York : Beach Lane Books, [2009]

BUZZING WITH QUESTIONS: THE INQUISITIVE MIND OF CHARLES HENRY TURNER
By Janice N. Harrington, Janice N. Honnesdale, PA: Calkins Creek, 2019.

A COOL DRINK OF WATER
by Barbara Kerley. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2012.

THE EARTH BOOK
By Todd Parr. New York: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, 2010

EARTH BOOK FOR KIDS: ACTIVITIES TO HELP HEAL THE ENVIRONMENT
by Linda Schwartz ; illustrated by Beverly Armstrong. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Learning Works, c1990.

FARMER WILL ALLEN AND THE GROWING TABLE
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin; illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin. Bellevue, WA: Readers to Eaters, 2013.

GANAWENIMAA NIMAMAINAN AKI = RESPECT OUR MOTHER EARTH: A KID’S ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITY BOOKLET
By Sue Erickson; Dennis Soulier; Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission. Odanah, WI : Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, [2005?]

GIMAAMAA-AKIIMINAAN GIMIIGWECHIWENDAAMIN : THANKFUL FOR OUR MOTHER EARTH: A KID’S MANOOMIN ACTIVITY BOOKLET
By Dylan Jennings; illustrated by Welsey Ballinger. Second edition. Odanah, WI: Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, 2017.

GIMAAMAA-AKIIMINAAN GIMIIGWECHIWENDAAMIN : THANKFUL FOR OUR MOTHER EARTH: SPEARING THROUGH THE ICE, ACTIVITY BOOKLET
By Dylan Jennings; illustrated by Welsey Ballinger.  Odanah, WI: Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, 2016.

GROWING UP OJIBWE
By Joshua M. Whitebird, Joshua M.; illustrated by Edward Benton-Banai. Odanah, WI : Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, 2018.

KEEPERS OF THE EARTH: NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
By Michael J. Caduto. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Pub., 1997

KENYA’S ART
By Linda Trice; illustrated by Hazel Mitchell. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2016.

NATIVE AMERICANS OF THE GREAT LAKES
By Stuart A Kallen. San Diego, Calif.: Kidhaven Press, 2004.

THE OJIBWA: WILD RICE GATHERS
By Therese DeAngelis. Mankato, Minn.: Capstone, ©2004.

ONE PLASTIC BAG: ISATOU CEESAY AND THE RECYCLING WOMEN OF THE GAMBIA
By Miranda Paul; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2015.

ONE WELL: THE STORY OF WATER ON EARTH
By Rochelle Strauss; illustrated by Rosemary Woods. Toronto: Kids Can Press, ©2007.

OVER AND UNDER THE POND
By Kate Messner; illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2017.

RECYCLING DAY
By Edward Mille. New York: Holiday House, [2014]

A RIVER RAN WILD: AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
By Lynne Cherry. San Diego: Harcourt Inc., [2002]

THE SACRED HARVEST: OJIBWAY WILD RICE GATHERING
By Gordon Regguinti; Dale Kakkak; Michael Dorris.  Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 1992.

SCIENCE IS EVERYWHERE: SCIENCE IS FOR EVERYONE
By Jeanette Davis; illustrated by Philbert Washington. Atlanta, GA.: Mynd Matters Publishing, 2019.

STEPPING STONES: WALKING LAKE MICHIGAN
By Carol Ann Trembath. Evanston, IL: Lakeside Publishing, 2017.

THE STORY OF MANOOMIN
Cloquet, Minnesota : Fond du Lac Head Start, [2014]

WANGARI MAATHAI: THE WOMAN WHO PLANTED A MILLION TREES
By Emmanuel Mbogo. Dar es Salaam: Vision Strategic Impact Limited, 2015.

THE WATER WALKER
By Joanne Robertson. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Second Story Press, 2017.

WATER WALKERS: WALKING LAKE SUPERIOR
By Carol Ann Trembath. Evanston, IL: Lakeside Publishing, 2016.

WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS
By Carole Lindstrom; illustrated by Michaela Goade. New York, NY : Roaring Brook Press, 2020.

WHERE’S RODNEY?
By Carmen Bogan; illustrated by Floyd Cooper. San Francisco, CA: Yosemite Conservancy, Yosemite National Park, 2017.

Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just email askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.