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Resources to Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day All Year (guest post from Mia Wenjen)

Four and half years ago, Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book and I started Multicultural Children’s Book Day, an online holiday celebrated on January 27th to showcase diversity in children’s books. Our motivation was three fold: Literacy: We believe that if children can see themselves in books, particularly at that crucial period of time… Read More Resources to Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day All Year (guest post from Mia Wenjen)

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Discover, Discuss and WIN Multicultural Books at the MCBD2017 Twitter Party!

Please join us for our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! Giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes! Twitter Party Friday, January 27th 9 pm to 10 pm EST Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We… Read More Discover, Discuss and WIN Multicultural Books at the MCBD2017 Twitter Party!

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Sponsors, Freebies, Booklists and MORE

MCBD Sponsorship has officially closed so we are ready to share the final line-up along with a few “FAQ’s” MCBD is a non-profit that is in its fourth year Our official hashtag is #ReadYourWorld. MCBD was created by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom The Big Giant Linky: The much… Read More Multicultural Children’s Book Day Sponsors, Freebies, Booklists and MORE

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Last Chance to Tap into the Momentum of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017

Today is the LAST DAY to tap into the powerful momentum of being a Sponsor for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017. This online holiday that takes place 1/27 every year (we are in our 4th year!) has grown bigger than I could have every imagine and every day I count my lucky stars that I… Read More Last Chance to Tap into the Momentum of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017

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Putting a New Spin on Old Kids’ Classic Stories #ReadKidsClassics

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} I recently saw a graphic on Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s site that should children’s book predictions from powerhouse Scholastic for 2017. The fact that Scholastic’s predictions (#5) that “the classics will return and be reinvented” ties beautifully into what I am going to share today! The following is just that;… Read More Putting a New Spin on Old Kids’ Classic Stories #ReadKidsClassics

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MCBD 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Closing January 1!

The prep for the upcoming Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is humming right along! In case you’ve missed all the details, Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom and I are teaming up for the fourth year to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also… Read More MCBD 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Closing January 1!

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The Tomten and the Fox: A sweet kidlit review to get you in the Holiday Spirit

A tomte is just another word for a gnome. Tomtes know many things. They know what the weather will be by how quickly the squirrels are gathering nuts. They know how to find the tastiest mushrooms but most importantly, they know how to talk to animals, especially foxes. The Tomten and the Fox is a story… Read More The Tomten and the Fox: A sweet kidlit review to get you in the Holiday Spirit

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A Roundup of Courage and Bravery Books for Girls

From #metoo and #shepersisted to Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, there is a huge interest in making a better tomorrow for our daughters. Here are some Courage and Bravery Books for Girls that I recommend. The world seems more tuned in to the intention of tolerance, bravery, kindness, inclusion, understanding, and courage these days. And… Read More A Roundup of Courage and Bravery Books for Girls

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An Important and Timely Message About the Diverse World we Live in.

I am sure that I am not alone when I say the events of days and weeks surrounding this Presidential Election has been upsetting and concerning. Now more than ever, we need to band together, in strength and understanding, in a united race; the human race. This realization has also made me incredibly grateful to… Read More An Important and Timely Message About the Diverse World we Live in.

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A Jump Into a Book Roundup of Native American Heritage Month reads

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 tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the… Read More A Jump Into a Book Roundup of Native American Heritage Month reads