OUR COLLECTION

DIVERSE BOOKFINDER GRANT COLLECTION

Thomaston Public Library is thrilled to announce that we have received a collection development grant from Diverse BookFinder, in partnership with Bates College, the Brooks Foundation and the Maine Humanities Council, to expand and diversify our children’s picture book collection! Diverse BookFinder offers a Collection Analysis Tool that allowed us to identify which racial and cultural groups were underrepresented in our collection, which the grant allows us to begin to rectify. We are delighted to be adding wonderful and beautiful picture books by and about Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, and Asian people to our collection for Thomaston’s families.

Browse the new titles below, and click on the cover image of any book to request it through our online catalog!

Diverse BookFinder Grant

The Sandwich Swap by Rania Al-Abdullah, Kelly DiPucchio, Tricia Tusa
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
A Day with Yayah by Nicola I. Campbell and Julie Flett
Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel F. Campoy
IntersectionAllies: We Make Room For All by Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council, Chelsea Johnson, and Ashley Seil Smith
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting
Island Born by Junot Diaz
The Flying Girl by Margarita Engle & Sara Palcios
First Laugh - Welcome Baby! by Nancy Bo Flood, Rose Ann Tahe, and Jonathan Nelson
Yassa and Fatima by Fawzia Gilani-Williams and Chiara Fedele
Yo Soy Muslim by Mark Gonzales and Mehrdokht Amini
Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz and Dinara Mirtalipova
The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America by Jaime Hernandez
Princess and the Peas by Rachel Himes
Dear Abuelo by Grecia Huesca Dominquez and Teresa Martinez
Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk
The Better Tree Fort by Jessica Scott Kerrin and Qin Leng
Under My Hijab by Hena Khan and Aailya Jaleel
Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz, Amy Shordes and Sue Cornelison
Mama the Alien by Rene Colato Lainez
A Scarf for Keiko by Ann Malaspina and Merrilee Liddiard
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My Wounded Island by Jacques Pasquet and Marion Arbona
Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman
Another by Christian Robinson
Hiking Day by Anne F. Rockwell & Lizzy Rockwell
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad by James Rumford
Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed and Anoosha Syed
Undocumented by Duncan Tonatiuh
Soldier for Equality by Duncan Tonatiuh
Little You / Kîya-K’apisîsisîyân by Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett
Sumo Jo by Mia Wenjen and Nat Iwata
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson