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Zero Cost Diverse Book Reviews, Resources and Recommends #MCBD2019

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As you may know, Jump Into A Book has deep ties to the global online children’s literacy event and non-profit, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD).

The original creator of Jump Into a Book, Valarie Budayr, is the co-founder of this epic on and offline event and I (Becky Flansburg) have been the Project Manager of this event since Day One.

So, as the 6th annual MCBD approaches on January 25, 2019, we have been eyeball deep in all-things-Multicultural Children’s Book Day  2019. BUT, we still want to take a moment to remind everyone of the free or low-cost resources that available to parents, caregivers, homeschoolers, educators, and librarians via the MCBD site year-round.

Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educatorswill be FREE during the week of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Jan 23-27, 2019!


Big Giant LinkUp of Diverse Book Reviews and Recommends

The 2019 version will be available 1/25/19!~

2018 LinkUp

2017 Linkup

2016 Linkup

Downloadable Classroom Poverty Kit 2019

Poverty Doesn’t Discriminate | Understanding Poverty in America

Understanding Poverty in America

This Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 Poverty Classroom Kit is filled with books, activities, discussion questions, resources, and a free classroom poster to help students understand that Poverty Doesn’t Discriminate. Go here for more details. 

FREE Classroom Empathy Kit is ready to download and share!

Now more than ever, a message of hope, compassion, empathy, and understanding is needed.

Now more than ever, children need to see themselves reflected in the pages of the books they read. Readers of all ages need to be able to “read their world” to both see themselves, and those are who different, whether by culture, religion, sexual orientation, special needs or ethnicity.

Now more than ever, we need to come together as a nation of beautifully diverse people.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is proud to offer our free Classroom Empathy Kit to help encourage discovery, hope, acceptance, and exploration through the pages of diverse children’s literature. Go HERE to learn more.

Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents

Diversity booklists for teachers

This is List of Lists so you can find the books you need. Every blue title is a link to more book lists on that topic. Topics include book recommends broken down by country/geographic area, religion, cultures, traditions/holidays/special needs, ethnicity.

Find more diversity, multicultural, and inclusive books on our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Pinterest Board. Follow on Pinterest to get daily updates.

FREE Classroom Kindness Kit is ready to download and share!

Our Kindness Classroom Kit contains:

~ Diverse Kindness Book List for ages 4 -12

~ Classroom Kindness Activities

~ “Be a Hero Be Kind” Kindness Poster

~ Multicultural Children’s Book Day Poster

MCBD Music Video!

This first-ever #ReadYourWorld YouTube video is a great tool for classrooms and homeschool. See how books and familiar faces YOU can spot!

Thank you to Annie Lynn and Walt Wilcezewski for donating their time and expertise to create our first official Read Your World Multicultural Children’s Book Day Music Video!!!

Please support Annie Lynn on her website and YouTube channel!

Past Diverse Kidlit Reviews on Jump Into a Book

Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams

Grandfather Tang’s Story

A South American Booklist

MVP Kids® and the Help Me Understand™ series 

MVP Kids

33 Middle-Grade Latino Books You Should Know About

Latino middle grade books

A Kidlit book in 18 languages: Womagis-A Word Magician Around the World

Watch for the #ReadYourWorld hashtag on social media and share.


2019 MCBD Twitter Party

Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! We are giving away Book Bundles every 5 minutes!

Twitter Party

Friday, January 25th

9 pm to 10 pm EST

Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld

Register here!