Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s FREE Classroom Empathy Kit is ready to download and share! Now more than ever, a message of hope, compassion, empathy and understanding is needed. Now more than ever, children need to see themselves reflected in the pages of the books they read. Readers of all ages need to be able to… Read More MCBD’s Downloadable Classroom Empathy Kit (and a personal story)
I can’t believe the non-profit I co-founded with Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom is going on it’s FIFTH year! As you may know, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCCBD) is a non-profit that works with authors to get their books reviewed during our online event and also works to get free diversity children’s books into the hands… Read More Are you a multicultural book reviewer? This may be perfect for you!
Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my chance to share the latest-and-the-greatest in the book-ish discoveries I have found during the past week. This week I am thrilled to report that I noticed many wonderful booklists and books celebrating diverse families. Enjoy! I just LOVE this Fairy Tales in Different Cultures post from Craft Moms… Read More Weekend Links-Amazing #Booklists for a Summer of #ReadYourWorld
As of the writing of this blog post I am truly shocked that February is half over! And I thought JANUARY was a blur! It’s only been a few weeks since the 1/27/17 MCBD celebration and we can promise all of you that we are still recovering….but in a good way. Multicultural Children’s Book Day… Read More Weekend Links: Some highlights from a very busy #childrensbookauthor
Another Multicultural Children’s Book Day has come and gone and again, I am happy to say the event was a huge success! Every year (for the last 4) on January 27th we celebrate all of the great diversity and multicultural Children’s books out there. I am a little late in getting these two reviews posted from… Read More MCBD Book Review Round-Up: Green Pants and Bronze and Sunflower
The prep for the upcoming Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is humming right along! In case you’ve missed all the details, Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom and I are teaming up for the fourth year to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also… Read More MCBD 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Closing January 1!
Things are just humming along in a crazy-busy when it comes to prep for yet another Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday! There is SO MUCH exciting things going on. We already have over 250 children’s book reviewers signed up and some truly impressive 2017 Medallion Level Sponsors and Authors Sponsors already on board. It’s shaping… Read More #ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2017: Authors Share their Fav Booklists
As my family and I focus on relaxing and cleaning up after our huge Thanksgiving gathering, I can’t help but to notice that a brand new month is just a few days away. December marks the month of festitivities and celebrations, but its also a reminder that another holiday is creeping closer. I know the Multicultural… Read More So who are the CoHosts of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017?
I am sure that I am not alone when I say the events of days and weeks surrounding this Presidential Election has been upsetting and concerning. Now more than ever, we need to band together, in strength and understanding, in a united race; the human race. This realization has also made me incredibly grateful to… Read More An Important and Timely Message About the Diverse World we Live in.
It’s no secret that author Demi is one of my favorite multicultural Children’s book authors. Her books have sold over half a million copies and her work has been appreciated by many diverse people across the globe, such as the Dalai Lama and the Pope. The Empty Pot, her best-selling title, was selected by former… Read More Something Very Special from one of my Favorite Author/Illustrators (Demi)