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Multicultural Children’s Book Day is Coming!
Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom and I are getting so excited for January 27th to roll around so we can celebrate multicultural children’s books along with all of you and many wonderful parenting and children’s book bloggers!
*Multicultral Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Books
January 27, 2014*
We are very proud of the sponsors who have agreed to help support this unique and much-needed event.
*Our Platinum Sponsor is Wisdom Tales Press*
Wisdom Tales publishes both children’s and teen titles and was created for the purpose of sharing the wisdom, beauty, and values of traditional cultures and people from around the world with young readers and their families.
World Wisdom has been publishing children’s books by Caldecott medal winner, Paul Goble, since 2005; since 2002 it has produced many acclaimed books that are well-suited for teens, especially those about the American Indians.
Here’s a sampling of some of their wonderful books they will be showcasing for MCBBD.
Angels by Alexis York Lumbard and illustrated by Demi
The Fantastic Tales of Krishna by Demi
Jump Into a Book has a past post on Children of the Tipi: Life in the Buffalo Days by Michael Oren Fitzgerald. You can see the fun we had making bows and arrows inspired by this amazing book!
*Our Silver Sponsor is Lee & Low Books*
Jason Lee started off this conversation when he posted on how the children’s book industry published the same number of multicultural books despite the rise in children of color.
Mia from Pragmatic Mom has posted on some of their books on her blog:
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams
Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
As Fast as Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck
*Our Bronze Sponsor is Chronicle Books*
Here are some great titles from Lee and Low
Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles by by E. S. Farber, illustrated by Jason Beene
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson
Visit our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Event page to find more details and learn how you can participate in this national event!
I hope you can join us on January 27th!
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