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An Exceptional Opportunity for Authors and Book Reviewers

It’s hard to believe our 6th Multicultural Children’s Book Day online and offline celebration is less than two months away and it all began as a desire to right a wrong in the children’s book industry. Back in 2013, the original founder of  Jump Into a Book, Valarie Budayr, and fellow mom/book lover Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom… Read More An Exceptional Opportunity for Authors and Book Reviewers

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A way to give your Favorite Diverse Author some Recognition

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

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Jump Into a Book is a CoHost for MCBD2019!

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!

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Love kids’ books? MCBD needs Diverse Kids’ Book Reviewers

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

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A diverse picture book that shares what life is like for child refugees

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

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Talking to God: Prayers for Children from the World’s Religions #ReadYourWorld

We are in full swing getting everything ready for Multicultural Children’s Book Day! It’s not far off now 🙂 (1/27/18) Today I’m happy to share a beautiful new book by Demi from our long time friend and sponsor, Wisdom Tales Press. Award winning author Demi shares another beautifully illustrated book Talking to God,Prayers for Children… Read More Talking to God: Prayers for Children from the World’s Religions #ReadYourWorld

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Amazing Diverse Books Recommendations in honor of #ReadYourWorld

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my once-a-week round up of the children’s books and kidlit that has crossed my path during my online travels. With Multicultural Children’s Book Day just around the corner (1/27/18 to be exact), as you can imagine my world is filled with eye-catching and relevant book titles that are a perfect… Read More Amazing Diverse Books Recommendations in honor of #ReadYourWorld

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Diverse Books for Kids | Cost=ZERO

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

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran #kidlitbookreview

The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran by Rita Jahanforuz is a traditional tale about a kind, wise Persian girl named Shiraz. As a baby, Shiraz’s mother died, and her father soon remarried, giving her a new mother and a sister to grow up with. But when her father died, everything changed. Shiraz’s… Read More The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran #kidlitbookreview

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Weekend Links: Some highlights from a very busy #childrensbookauthor

As of the writing of this blog post I am truly shocked that February is half over! And I thought JANUARY was a blur! It’s only been a few weeks since the 1/27/17 MCBD celebration and we can promise all of you that we are still recovering….but in a good way. Multicultural Children’s Book Day… Read More Weekend Links: Some highlights from a very busy #childrensbookauthor