Support diverse books with Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Sign up to be a book reviewer for this highly anticipated annual event. All in all, it’s an easy, fun way to promote diverse children’s literature.
January 28, 2022, marks the ninth year of this fantastic worldwide event. Find all the details below!
Support Diverse Books: #ReadYourWorld
Multicultural Children’s Book Day
For many years, Multicultural Kid Blogs has co-hosted Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This annual event promotes diverse children’s books. Additionally, Multicultural Children’s Book Day is a non-profit that promotes diversity in children’s literature year-round. Every January they sponsor a giant celebration that shines the spotlight on diverse books, authors, and publishers.
The upcoming next MCBD celebration will occur on and offline on January 28, 2022.
What is Multicultural Children’s Book Day? Its mission is to “raise awareness for children’s books that celebrate diversity” They focus on getting these books into more classrooms and libraries. Moreover, the non-profit “strives to shine the spotlight on diverse books and authors that often get overlooked by mainstream publishing and media.”
Search the hashtag #ReadYourWorld on social media for news about diverse children’s books!
Mia Wenjen of Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr of Jump Into A Book/Audrey Press created Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Chiefly, they were frustrated at the lack of diversity in children’s literature.
Thus, they started Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This online and offline celebration attracts thousands of supporters. Educators, parents, caregivers, book reviewers, quality authors, and publishers participate. Significantly, they join forces to shine the spotlight on diversity in children and YA literature.
Celebrated annually on the last Friday of January, this global non-profit offers free resources, teaching tools, booklists, and downloads. Equally important are their year-round efforts to get multicultural and diverse books into the hands of young readers.
Notably, Multicultural Children’s Book Day has donated over 10,000 books to underserved kids, classrooms, and organizations. Plus, that number keeps growing!
Sign Up to Be a Book Reviewer!
How can you get involved? One of the best ways you can support diverse books is to sign up to be a book reviewer for Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
This annual celebration includes the sharing of book reviews, offline parties, and displays dedicated to multicultural books. Additionally, the event includes giveaways, discussions, collaborations, and a Twitter Party on 1/28/22. Finally, the event features a giant linky that lives on the MCBD site forever as a resource. (Go here and scroll down to see 2021’s Linky).
Ultimately, at the heart of MCBD is the opportunity to shine the spotlight on diverse/multicultural books, authors, and publishers. As part of that, book lovers, readers, parents, teachers, librarians, and caregivers explore and review children’s and YA books.
On the whole, if you love diverse books for kids and have a social media platform to share a review on, MCBD wants to give you a FREE diverse kidlit or YA book to review!
Everyone Can Be Involved
Additionally, this is a worldwide event. Even though the non-profit is based in the US, those in other countries can participate by reviewing e-books or PDFs.
Furthermore, you don’t have to be a blogger to review multicultural children’s books for the MCBD2022 event. All you need is to love diverse children’s and YA books and to be willing to share on your social media platforms. Any of the following platforms qualify.
Facebook (Pages only-no Facebook profiles)
Twitter (Private Accounts are not Eligible)
Instagram (Private Accounts are not Eligible)
Similarly, you can get involved by reading your MCBD book to students in your classroom!
Reviewer sign-up deadline is 12/15/21
(NOTE: We will not be shipping out any books for the 2022 online event until Nov/Dec of 2021!)
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