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… Read More A way to give your Favorite Diverse Author some Recognition
The team at JIAB is excited to announce that we get to be a CoHost for the much-anticipated Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) 2019 (1/25/19)! This is a huge honor and we couldn’t be more excited! MCBD is a non-profit that works with authors to get their books reviewed during our online event and also… Read More Jump Into a Book is a CoHost for MCBD2019!
Are you a fan of reading multicultural children’s or YA books and sharing your opinion of that book on social media? Better yet, would you like to be part of a non-profit online celebration that highlights diversity in kids’ literature in a positive and fun way? Yes? Perfect. Then Multicultural Children’s Book Day wants to… Read More Love kids’ books? MCBD needs Diverse Kids’ Book Reviewers
Once upon a time… Two young mothers envision a magical world where everyone went barefoot… The result was a flourishing company called Barefoot Books Founded in 1992, Barefoot Books has published 600+ multicultural books for children that encourage discovery, imagination, creativity and global citizenship. Their first app, Barefoot World Atlas, has 4 million downloads, and… Read More #ReadYourWorld | 2 Barefoot Books that Encourage Global Citizens
I’m so happy to share with you today a book from one of our Gold sponsors of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Second Story Press. Second Story Press is a publisher of feminist-inspired books for young readers and adults. They are dedicated to publishing stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice,… Read More A diverse picture book that shares what life is like for child refugees
Join us for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party on Saturday, Jan 27th from 9:00pm to 10pm EST. Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld to win 13 book packages! Pre-register here for the Twitter Party. This Twitter Party is hosted by me and my other co-founders Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book. Here are the questions that… Read More The Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is a non-profit that I co-founded along with fellow mom, Mia Wenjen, that has a mission of helping kids “see themselves” on the pages of the books they read. This event has evolved into something so incredibly wonderful and positive: far more than all of us could have ever imagined.… Read More Diverse Books for Kids | Cost=ZERO
**guest post from Author D. G. Driver The Legends of the Juniper Sawfeather Novels It’s Native American Heritage Month (or American Indian Heritage Month, as preferred by some). I’ve written a blog post for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day blog before about why I wrote the Juniper Sawfeather series with a teen girl who is half… Read More The Legends of the Juniper Sawfeather Novels | A Journey of Discovery
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about… Read More Wonderful New Diverse Picture Books for Native American Heritage Month
Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s 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 More MCBD’s Downloadable Classroom Empathy Kit (and a personal story)