In recent years there has been increased attention to the lack of diversity in children’s literature. In response to this appalling trend, Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press created Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a unique event whose mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.
Young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.
Starting today, bloggers can link up their reviews below, making it easier to find multicultural children’s books and so expand the diversity of your library. Enjoy!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors! #ReadYourWorld
Platinum: Wisdom Tales Press * StoryQuest Books * Lil Libros
Gold: Author Tori Nighthawk * Candlewick Press * Bharat Babies
Silver: Lee and Low Books * Chronicle Books * Capstone Young Readers T
Tuttle Publishing, NY Media Works, LLC/KidLit TV
Bronze: Pomelo Books * Author Jacqueline Woodson * Papa Lemon Books * Goosebottom Books * Author
Gleeson Rebello * ShoutMouse Press * Author Mahvash Shahegh * China Institute.org * Live Oak Media
Multicultural Children’s Book Day CoHosts
Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Hosts (including yours truly!):
All Done Monkey, Crafty Moms Share, Educators’ Spin on It, Growing Book by Book, Imagination Soup, I’m Not the Nanny, InCultureParent, Kid World Citizen, Mama Smiles, Multicultural Kid Blogs, Spanish Playground
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