Here are just a few things you can do to support Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016.
1. Select a multicultural book and read it with your child.
2. Purchase a book with a diverse main character. Here is an extensive list of diversity books and extension activities for kids sorted by country, holiday, ethnicity, genre, and age group.
3. Schedule a time to read a diverse book with a group of children at a school, library, or daycare.
4. Leave a positive message on a diverse book’s author page <hint, click here for some fabulous authors to start with>
5. Donate a diverse book to your doctor’s office, school library, or daycare center. Help spread the word about this year’s Classroom Reading Challenge too. This very special offering from MCCBD offers teachers and classrooms the chance to (very easily) earn a free hardcover multicultural children’s book for their classroom library. These books are not only donated by the Junior Library Guild, but they are pre-screened and approved by them as well.
6. Request a diverse book from your local library. If they do not have it, place a purchasing request.
7. Write and submit your own story with a diverse character or setting. We may be sharing your book next year!
8. Be a positive voice online for more diverse books for kids. Leave book reviews. Tweet your favorite diverse books.
***A Huge Diversity Book Giveaway planned during #ReadYourWorld Twitter Party from 9-10pm EST (on the 27th). The discussion will be centered around the state of diversity books for kids and what’s needed from parents’ perspective. Packages of diversity books for kids will be given out every 5 minutes during our Twitter Party. JOIN IN to the discussion by searching for and using the hashtag #ReadYourWorld
A special thanks to the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016 Sponsors!
Co-Hosts: All Done Monkey, Crafty Moms Share, The Educators Spin On It, Growing Book by Book, Imagination Soup, I’m Not the Nanny, InCultural Parent, Kid World Citizen, Mama Smiles, Multicultural Kid Blogs, Spanish Playground
Find and Read a Multicultural Children’s Book Today.
- Your local library
- The book store
- Amazon Prime
Here are a few book ideas to get you started. Click the picture or the title to take you to the full book description and reviews.
Grandfather Counts (Reading Rainbow Books)The Name Jar
My Name Is Yoon
You Were the First
Sam and the Lucky Money
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta?
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins)
“More More More,” Said the Baby Board Book (Caldecott Collection)
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes
Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina
The Princess and the Pea
Lola Reads to Leo
Lola Loves Stories
Lola at the Library
Max and the Tag-Along Moon
When I Am Old With You (Orchard Paperbacks)
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo
I Know the River Loves Me / Yo se que el rio me ama
Call Me Tree / Llamame arbol
My Diary from Here to There: Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (English and Spanish Edition)
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros
Last year, we had 26 million social shares during the week of Multicultural Children’s Book Day.
We will be giving away more than 600 diversity books for Multicultural Children’s Book Day.
More than 4300 parents and teachers have utilized our resource list of diversity books and extension activities so far