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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.
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