Multicultural Children’s Book Day: What is a Multicultural Book?
During Multicultural Children’s Book Day, we would like to focus on bringing attention to all of the amazing children’s books available that celebrate diversity. In order to stay true to the mission of this event, co-creators Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen have created a definition for “multicultural books” as it applies to this event so that children can “find themselves” within the pages of the books they read.
Multicultural Children’s books are:
- Books that contain characters of color, as well as characters that represent a minority point of view.
- Books that share ideas, stories, and information about cultures, race, religion, language, and traditions.
- Books that embrace our world, and offer children new ways to connect to a diverse and richer world.