Multicultural Children's Book Day

Exciting Updates and Collaborations for Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

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Can you believe November is almost over?! January 27th is coming up quickly and we are excited to share all sorts of wonderful updates and victories connected to this event:

Valarie and Mia just returned from the National Council of Social Studies meeting in Boston and are still processing the landslide of amazing connections, book donations and potential guest bloggers for MCCBD. A huge “thank you” to Platinum Sponsor Wisdom Tales Press for inviting Mia and Valarie to this event and helping to open doors to endless opportunities.

Speaking of sponsors, we have a ton of excellent sponsors thus far for MCCBD and more keep popping up! ::Happy Dance::  Here are our current sponsors:

Multicultural Children's Book Day

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Sponsors

Our Platinum sponsor is back from last year, Wisdom Tales Press!

We have a new Platinum sponsor, Daybreak Press Global Bookshop & Gathering Space.

We have three new Gold sponsors: Satya HouseMulticultural Kids, and Stephen Hodges of The Magic Poof!

We have TWO Silver Sponsors: Lee and Low Books and Omnibus Publishing.

We have five Bronze sponsors: Rainbow Books, Felicia Capers of Enough of Frankie Already!, Chronicle Books for Lowriders in Space, Muslim Writers Publishing, and Bliss Group Books.

We would like to encourage Sponsors to also pass the word and let multicultural children’s book authors know of our Author Blogroll page on the MCCBD site. For $50, authors can showcase a specific book title with description and links along with some specific social media tweets, pins and updates on their book.

Author Sponsors include:

Beautiful Rainbow World by Suzee Ramirez

Lulu and the Very Big Meanies by Mac McGooshie, illustrated by Alexis Hogwood

Real Street Kidz Multicultural Children’s Book Series by Quentin Holmes

 

Highlight thus far:

We have NINE amazing Co-Host. You can view them here.

This year, we have 100+ bloggers signed up and we are interviewing 25 authors and illustrators who came in through our collaboration with the Children’s Book Council… PLUS a huge list of generous book donators that we have already accumulated. Again, please pass the word if you know of any quality bloggers who would like to review books for this event.

We will be posting daily for 25 days on our Multicultural Children’s Book Day blog for the month of January. There will be author visits, giveaway and guest posts from Children’s Book Council members.

The MCCBD Team has decided that the official hashtag for MCCBD is #ReadYourWorld.

Mulicultural Children's Book Day

We are also partnering with First Books to help get new diversity books into the hands of kids. We are doing a virtual fundraising campaign on their behalf as well as donating proceeds from what we raise. Pass the word and you can view the Virtual Book Drive HERE.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s website and blog is coming together nicely and… ::drum roll:: we are officially a non-profit! Yay!

We are currently working with Publishers Weekly on an article about the MCCBD event.

There are a lot more exciting things in the pipeline for Multicultural Children’s Book Day to come. Thank you for your support!

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