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We all have family favorites when it comes to books for kids. The ironic thing is that oftentimes some of our favorite books are from authors that are not household names or even have been published traditionally.
Hidden gems of multicultural children’s books lurk on every home’s bookshelves but because many of these favorite authors don’t have huge marketing budgets, they remain a “best-kept secret” despite the fact they produce amazing diverse books for kids.
But the non-profit initiative Multicultural Children’s Book Day has come up with a fun and clever way to use their vibrant social media channels to show children’s book authors some online love and while also raising funds to support their Free Diverse Books for Classrooms Project!
The Friends of MCBD Shout-Out
The Friends of MCBD $25 Shout Out and Recognition of Author Friends
Anyone with a PayPal account can gift an online “shout-out” to an author friend who has a book with diversity themes. MCBD will then acknowledge the Shout-Out shout-out on their Twitter feed (over 13K followers) and Facebook as well.
Nominate and Donate HERE to support the cause and nominate an author for a virtual Shout-Outs!
The Multicultural Children’s Book Day website has some great examples here.
Love kids’ books? Multicultural Children’s Book Day wants to give you a FREE book to review!
Diverse Children’s Book Reviewers -We need you for MCBD2019! (1/25/19)
If you love diverse books for kids and have a social media platform to share a review on, we want to give you a FREE diversity book to review!
In a nutshell; you don’t have to be a blogger to review multicultural children’s books for our MCBD 2019 online event. You just need to have a love of diversity in children’s literature and be willing to share on your social media platforms such as Facebook (Pages only-no Facebook profiles), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube.
**We encourage honest Amazon reviews of assigned books whenever possible as well.
SIGN UP HERE to be a MCBD2019 book reviewer or use the embedded form below.
MCBD2019 Book Reviewers: How it All Works
Reviewers can sign up via a Google Sign-up and review a multicultural children’s book for this event.
Reviewers are then “matched” with an author or publisher that will supply them with a free children’s book to review. Reviewers are encouraged to read the books and share their thoughts on the book (a basic book review) in the form of a complete review post that can (optional) contain fun book-related activities that will bring the story to life.
Once their book review post is live (any time between January 1 and January 25, 2019 is good), reviewers are invited to “link up” their blog post on the Linky that will be found on any of our CoHosts’ sites and also the MCCBD website. This linky will go live on January 25th..
Reviewer sign-up for 1/25/2019 (NOTE: We will not be shipping out any books for the 2019 online event until Nov/Dec of 2018!)
Watch for the #ReadYourWorld hashtag on social media and share