Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is a non-profit co-founded by fellow moms Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen who has a vision of helping kids “see themselves” on the pages of the books they read. This event has evolved into something so incredibly wonderful and positive: far more than all of us could have ever imagined.
As we approach our fifth MCBD, I am excited to report that we have so many amazing things planned for our 2018 online event (1/27/18). , This holiday is usually just a one day event, but because since the day of this children’s book-related holiday lands on a Saturday, we decided to get creative on how we can make this one-day event a week-long party!
A huge part of what we do is work with authors and publishers to not only review and give publicity to their multicultural books, but to also spend hundreds of “women-hours” and thousands of dollars to get those books into the hands of young readers. Typically, the majority of our celebration exists online, but after seeing all of the amazing offline festivities that MCBD2017 inspired, we knew we wanted to do something extra special for our next event on 1/27/18. [Read more…]
January 27, 2018 marks Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s (MCBD) 5th year of getting diverse books into the hands of children, parents, guardians, teachers, and librarians!
And because Multicultural Cultural Children’s Book lands on a Saturday this year, we will be celebrating the entire week this time (1/22/18-1/27/18) and we’ve come up with a clever (and generous) way to help educators facilitate a MCBD celebration of their own.
The 2018 Offline Classroom/Library Event Project- Get a FREE multicultural Swag Bag for Your Classroom or Library celebration!
As you may know, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCCBD) is a non-profit that works with authors to get their books reviewed during our online event and also works to get free diversity children’s books into the hands of young readers. Your readership and support is a gift that we deeply value.
As you may know, the online event/holiday takes place every January 27th and we are now in our 5th year. BUT this year, the official “day” falls on a Saturday. No biggee for most party-goers, but a bit of a style-cramper for educators and librarians.
So what are we doing about it? We’re whooping it up all week long of course!
So starting on January 22nd all the way until the Big Day (1/27/18) we will be encouraging young readers, caregivers, grandparents, parents, teachers and librarians to “party” the week leading up with their own gatherings, booklists, social media tweets and books reviews. Our own reviewers (300+ of them!) will be busy sharing their own multicultural books reviews online and we expect Authors and Sponsors will have some fun and goodies up their sleeves as well. [Read more…]
Multicultural Children’s Book Day is an wonderful and effective way to get diverse children’s and YA books into the hands of parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians!
How can your get involved in this successful yearly online event? Donate your books! Your donated diversity books will ultimately end up in the hands of you readers and educators or in the hands of children’s book reviewers. Here’s how:
MCBD 2018 BOOK DONATION INFORMATION
Are you a publisher or an author of multicultural books for children? Would you like to donate a book for Multicultural Children’s Book Day? These books will ultimately end up in the hands of deserving teachers, librarians, parents, and young readers! [Read more…]