Multicultural Children's Book Day

Today’s the Day! Multicultural Children’s Book Day has BEGUN! {Giveaway and Linky}

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Today is the official celebration day for the first-ever (and much needed) Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature!

Multicultural CHildren's BOok Day

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 BooksLee & 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 BooksLee & 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

Barefoot Book Giveaway


The Rules

*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

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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.

2GirlsLostInaBook · 365 Days of Motherhood · A Bilingual Baby · A Simple Life, Really? · Africa to America · After School Smarty Pants · All Done Monkey · Andi’s Kids Books · Anita Brown Bag  · Austin Gilkeson · Barbara Ann Mojica ·  Books My Kids Read · Bottom Shelf Books · Cats Eat Dogs · Chasing The Donkey · Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac · Children’s Books Heal · Church o Books · CitizenBeta · Crafty Moms Share · Discovering The World Through My Son’s Eyes · Early Words · Flowering Minds · Franticmommy · Gathering Books · GEO Librarian · Gladys Barbieri · Going in Circles · Growing Barefoot Bookworms · Growing Book by Book · iGame Mom · I’m Not The Nanny · InCulture Parent · Itsy Bitsy Mom · Just Children’s Books · Kid Lit Reviews · Kids Yoga Stories · Kid World Citizen · Kristi’s Book Nook · Mama Lady Books · Mama Smiles · Mission Read · Mother Daughter Book Reviews · Mrs AOk · MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter · Ms. Yingling Reads · Multicultural Kids Blog · My White Board · One Sweet World · Open Wide The World · P is for Preschooler · Rapenzel Dreams · School4Boys · Sharon the Librarian · Spanish Playground · Sprout’s Bookshelf · Squishable Baby · Stanley and Katrina · Teach Mama · The Art of Home Education · The Brain Lair · The Educators’ Spin On It · The Family-Ship Experience · The Good Long · Road The Yellow Door Paperie · This Kid Reviews Books  · Trishap’s Books · Unconventional Librarian · Vicki Arnold · We3Three · World for Learning · Wrapped in Foil

23 thoughts on “Today’s the Day! Multicultural Children’s Book Day has BEGUN! {Giveaway and Linky}

  1. Thank you so much for hosting this special day of Multicultural books for children! Looking at the amount of Blog who are supporting this project you can tell it’s something we want for our children and search high and low to find great Mulitcultural books. I dont’ have a favorite I just love discovering more and more. Although I adore Barefoot Books World Atlast and App a must for raising global kids!

    1. Hi Kim. Thanks for passing by and sharing in the celebration of Multicultural Children’s Book Day with us. There will be a lot of new books going on my reading list after today.

  2. I am looking forward to going through these links to find some new favorite multicultural books. So far, “The Magic Poof” (reviewed by the Educator’s Spin on It) is looking like a top contender for new-fave status.
    It was been such fun to be a part of this project! Thank you so much for all your hard work.

    1. Julie my book list is growing too. Thanks so much for celebrating with us. It’s been wonderful having you.

    1. It is so wonderful to get to know you and your blog. So happy you’re celebrating with us.

    1. It has been a great joy for us to do. So happy you’re celebrating with us. Makes it just that more festive. 🙂

  3. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. I am excited to share these stories with my children. One of our favorites is Whoever You Are.

  4. Favorite multicultural book? So many books… today, I am still loving The Same Sun Here by Silas House, Neela Vaswani.

  5. Thank you so much for helping to bring this day to life! I have a wonderful list of books to share with my family and our friends!

    1. It has been such a great joy for Mia and myself to do this. Thanks so much for celebrating with us. Happy Reading.

    1. Something to help pass the winter months with. Thanks for celebrating with us.

  6. This has been a fun day checking out all the great books! and seeing the diversity of books! I am making a list of ones I want to add to my book bag. Thanks for creating this great event!!

  7. My favorites include: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (from my childhood era :D) and more recently Around Our Way On Neighbors’ Day by Tameka Fryer Brown.

  8. This is such a worthwhile event. Thanks! I wish I had known about MCBD a bit earlier. As it is, I’m squeezing in a few book reviews and an announcement on my blog. Next year, I’ll plan ahead to make the most of it. Hooray for diversity in books!

  9. Just one favorite?!

    I just finished “Not My Girl” which was beautiful and has stuck in my mind. Although I also love “Joseph’s Little Overcoat” by Simms Taback. It’s got such great illustrations, with wonderful details tossed in. Every time I read it, I notice something new that makes me chuckle. If it’s got beautiful illustrations, a well-crafted story, and teaches me something new, it can go on my favorites list.

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