Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022
Multicultural Children’s Book Day is the successful annual celebration of multicultural children’s books. This year the party takes place online and offline on January 28, 2022.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022: Book Review
Sofia Diaz, a girl from Miami, travels to Brazil with her dad, Mr. Diaz, after learning her parents are separating.
In Manaus, she meets Júlia, the daughter of Senhor Santos, a co-worker who takes them on a trip into the Amazon rainforest. A crazy toucan follows Sofia and Júlia and leads them into an endangered species mystery. Will the new friends solve it?
Mystery of the Troubled Toucan is a great story for middle-grade children to learn about the Amazon rainforest, the diverse wildlife that inhabits it, its climate, and some of its challenges.
Did you know that the Anavilhanas Archipelago is the world’s largest freshwater archipelago during the dry season?
The back matter of this book includes previews of other Pack-n-Go Girls books, facts about Brazil, and a glossary of English words translated to Portuguese and their pronunciation.
In addition to fun facts about the Amazon rainforest, readers can help solve the mystery along with Sofia and Júlia as they find clues and develop a strong friendship.
Travis’ writing is straightforward and includes phrases in Portuguese and Spanish, making the read even more enjoyable.
Adam Turner’s black and white illustrations bring to life the action in the story.
I highly recommend Mystery of the Troubled Toucan for children in middle grade who enjoy stories with mystery, friendship, multilingual characters, adventure, and set in fascinating places in the world. It is also an excellent resource for educators, parents, and librarians to facilitate learning while having fun.
More Pack-n-Go Girl Books
Other exciting titles in the Pack-n-Go Girls collection include Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost, Mystery of the Thief in the Night, Mystery of the Golden Temple, and Mystery of the Min Min Lights.
Information About Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022 (1/28/22) is in its 9th year founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen, two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market. Their non-profit initiative’s mission is to get diverse books into the hands of young readers and educators.
MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves. Read about our Mission & History HERE.
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Twitter Party Details
This epically fun and fast-paced hour includes multicultural book discussions, addressing timely issues, diverse book recommendations, & reading ideas.
We will be giving away an 8-Book Bundle every 5 minutes plus Bonus Prizes as well! *** US and Global participants welcome. **
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