Join us in celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) for its fourth year. Co-founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom, the mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.
Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that. This event has also proven to be an excellent way to compile a list of diverse children’s book titles and reviews for parents, grandparents, educators and librarians to use all year long.
Current Sponsors: For the MCBD 2017 event, we have been very blessed to already have some amazing Sponsors in place.
Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, KidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle and Chronicle Books.
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with is on social media and be sure and look for/use their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Welcome to our 4th Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Here’s how to celebrate:
- Link up your diversity book reviews
- Win diversity book bundles at our Twitter Party tonight! We’re giving away 100+ children’s books from 9pm to 10pm EST. RSVP here. Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld.
- Get your a copy of Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educators. It’s FREE today through January 31st!
Book Reviewers: Please link up your book reviews here. We have set up FOUR linkys so you can add your blog review based whether your review is on a BLOG, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, or YOUTUBE.
Please add here:
1) BLOGGERS: Reviewers who posted on their blog, Link Up Your BLOG Posts for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Here:
2) INSTAGRAM: Reviewers who posted on Instagram, Link Up Your INSTAGRAM Posts for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Here:
3) FACEBOOK: Reviewers who posted on Facebook, Link Up Your FACEBOOK Posts for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Here:
4) YOUTUBE: Reviewers who made a video on YouTube, Link Up Your YOUTUBE Posts for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Here:
Join us tonight at the Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party! We are giving away 12 diversity children’s book bundles; one every six minutes.
WHEN: January 27th
TIME: 9 pm to 10 pm EST
Please RSVP for Twitter Party below
All winners need to be signed up so that we can send you your book bundle.
You can see the question and book bundle prizes here.
New for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 – We published an ebook this year!!
Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educators edited by Mia Wenjen with contributors:
Katie Meadows of Youth Literature Reviews
Alex Baugh of Randomly Reading
Amanda Boyarshinov of The Educators’ Spin On It
Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book
Erica Clark of What Do We Do All Day?
Rebecca Flansburg of Frantic Mommy
Anna Geiger of The Measured Mom
Svenja Gernand of Colours of Us
Michelle Goetzl of Books My Kids Read
Jennifer Hughes of The Jenny Evolution
MaryAnne Kochenderfer of Mama Smiles
Marie-Claude Leroux of Marie Pastiche
Katie Logonauts of The Logonauts
Stephanie Meade of InCulture Parent
Leanna Guillén Mora of All Done Monkey
Becky Morales of Kid World Citizen
Carrie Pericola of Crafty Moms Share
Jodie Rodriguez of Growing Book by Book
Melissa Taylor of Imagination Soup
Mia Wenjen of PragmaticMom
Finally, did you get our free Classroom Kindness Kit? It includes Be a Hero Be Kind poster by Jarrett Krosoczka, a diversity kindness book list for ages 2 through 12, and classroom kindness activities.
Need help finding a diverse book for your kids or classroom? Check out
- Building a Diverse Bookshelf In Your Home Library
- Exploring Asian Art: Dragon Vase Painting Project for Kids
- Learning About Celebrating Durga Puja with Kids
- Books about India for Kids
- Russian Books for Kids
- I See the Sun – Books About Kids Around the World
- Make a Family Themed Diverse Book Basket
- Harvest Time Diverse Books
- The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin
- Diverse Books with Winter
- Books About Japan for Kids
- Diverse Books that Encourage Kindness and Gratitude
Visit the Multicultural Children’s Book Day Diversity Book List.
Thank you so much for joining us for our 4th Multicultural Children’s Book Day!!