Today is the official celebration day for the first-ever (and much needed) Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature!
If you are just joining us on this exciting journey, you can read more about the mission and importance of this event here. My fellow co-creator Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and I would also like to say a huge “THANK YOU” to our MCCBD sponsors Wisdom Tales Press, Chronicle Books, Lee & Low Books, and Susan Daniel Fayad, author of My Grandfather’s Masbaha.
I also want to say another big thank you to the wonderful publishers and authors who donated multicultural books for our review bloggers:
Book donators: Author Margi Preus, Barefoot Books, Sleeping Bear Press, Arundel Publishing, author Renee Prewitt, The Magic Poof, Wisdom Tales Press, Chronicle Books, Lee & Low Books, and Susan Daniel Fayad, author of My Grandfather’s Masbaha.
Let the celebration begin!
If you are a blogger who has written a blog post or review about a multicultural children’s book, please feel free to link up below.
If you are a parent, educator, teacher or librarian looking for new multicultural children’s book titles to share with your little (or big) readers, you’ve come to the right place! This Linky will also serve as a great reading list for the young readers in your life.
Other Ideas to Celebrate MCCBD
Here are some ways you can help us celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day
- Visit The Multicultural Children’s Book Day page at Jump Into a Book.
- Visit our Multicultural Books for Kids Pinterest Board for more reading ideas.
- Have children bring in their favorite multicultural book to school on this day and share it with the class. If not today, some time in the near future.
- Visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day sponsors Wisdom Tales Press, Chronicle Books, Lee & Low Books and author Susan Daniel Fayad to discover new books to read.
- Check out the wonderful multicultural books and booklists on Jump Into a Book and PragmaticMom.
- Create a Multicultural Children’s Book Day display around the classroom or library.
- Have a conversation with your children, students or fellow educators as to what diversity in children’s literature really means. This event was create to raise awareness and start a dialogue.
What kind of celebration would this be is we didn’t have prizes? Barefoot Books publishes the most amazing, high-quality books and we want to give one lucky winner the chance to win a Barefoot Book Collection of books! Here’s what one winner will receive.
- Barefoot Books World Atlas
- The Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales
- The Girl with the Brave Heart
- Elephant Dance: A Journey to India
- Lola’s Fandango
- Lin Yi’s Lantern
- Tenzin’s Deer
- Little Leap Forward
- Mama Panya’s Pancake: A Kenyan Tale
- Tales from Celtic Lands
*Must be 18 years or older to enter
*One entry per household.
*Staff and family members of Audrey Press or PragmaticMom are not eligible.
*Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
*Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on February 2, 2014
As we’ve mentioned before, we have so much gratitude for the 65+ wonderful bloggers who came forward to help us review and share their thoughts on multicultural books for kids for this event.