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Weekend Links: A Winning End to an Eventful Week

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May is just beginning and I am wrapping up the tail-end of a very busy April.  Included in that are two wonderful giveaways! Thank you to everyone who read the blog posts and entered to win. Here are our winners:

The Earth Day Ginormous 1o Book Giveaway went to : Reshama Deshmukh from the delightful blog Stacking Books!


We had TWO lucky winners for The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl giveaway!  Congrats to Donna Taylor and Christine M who both won a copy of A Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl. Enjoy your books!


This week marked a huge initiative called #WeNeedDiverseBooks. This public showing of support for the importance of diversity in children’s literature was the brainchild of Author Ellen Oh. Ellen is organizing three events to show that families and young readers really do want diversity in children’s books! One such way to show support is to take a photo holding a sign that says “We need diverse books because ___________________________.” Fill in the blank with an important, poignant, funny, and/or personal reason why this campaign is important to you. Post this picture along with the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks on all of your available social media channels. To learn more about this unique campaign and the other two planned events, visit their Tumblr blog to learn how you can participate.

Here’s a great example that I love from Spout’s Bookshelf.

This event came right on the heels of our first planning meeting for Jump Into a Book’s and Pragmatic Mom’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day for 2015. I am excited and pleased to share that planning is underway and the date for our next MCCBD is January 27th, 2015 {Tuesday}. We have some new ideas in the works and will be more committed than ever to not only shine the spotlight on all the wonderful multicultural children’s books out there, but better ways to get these books into the hands of schools, libraries and reading families. Stay tuned for more details!


More Multicultural Book Finds

A wonderful list of culturally diverse books for children from the New York Public Library.

Nasreddine by Odile Weulersse. Illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer

#Multicultural Books for Children: 40+ Book Lists @PragmaticMom

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If you are looking for more multicultural and diverse books titles don’t forget that our huge linky from the original Multicultural Children’s Book Day {January 27th, 2014} is still live and full of 151 book titles to check out!

Multicultural CHildren's BOok Day

4 thoughts on “Weekend Links: A Winning End to an Eventful Week

  1. Oh, yes, I was THRILLED when I found out I won this wonderful book! Thanks so much to Valarie for hosting the giveaway, and for generosity of the publisher 😀 Can’t wait to read it and have it here on my bookshelf!

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