Multicultural Children's Book Day

Let’s Get Linky! A Multicultural Children’s Book Linky Party!

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Exciting news! Myself  and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom have joined forces to create an ambitious (and much needed) upcoming national event. On January 27th, Jump into a Book and Pragmatic Mom will be presenting the first ever Multicultural Children’s Book Day.

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Why? Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Mia and Valarie are on a mission to change all of that. Their mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries. Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose brilliant books to families, teachers, and libraries.

We know there are countless wonderful multicultural Children’s Books available to parents these days so we would like to encourage our blogger and author friends to link up their books picks and activities so our readers can enjoy a whole new list of books for children that will showcase diversity in books, cultures and our world. Enjoy!

P.S If you are a publisher or  author wanting to get involved in Multicultural Children’s Book Day,  or if you are a blogger interested in reviewing multicultural books for the event, please email me at Valarie@AudreyPress.com

 



7 thoughts on “Let’s Get Linky! A Multicultural Children’s Book Linky Party!

    1. I’m enjoying this so much Mia. So glad we’re doing it together along with Becky the Head Elf. 🙂

  1. Great idea! For those who are interested in disparities in representation of multicultural authors and characters, there is a current call for papers about diversity in children’s books for the Children’s Literature Association conference that will be held at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, June 19-21, 2014. Deadline for proposals is Nov. 30. More details here: http://www.childlitassn.org/index.php?page=about&family=ops&category=02–Paper_and_Conference_Calls&display=316

    1. Thanks so much Claudia. I’ll be sure to share this with Mia Wenjen and via all of our communication channels with readers and bloggers.

  2. What a wonderful idea! I’m always looking for more great multicultural books to share with my daughter–and to recommend to friends. Just added a few favorites that I’ve read recently and will hopefully come across some more before the link-up ends. Really excited about this project.

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