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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!
Sign up on the Google form below and MCBD will send you a Swag Bag while supplies last! Our Swag Bag includes a free downloadable MCBD2018 poster along with special magnets and bookmarks for every student in your class!
WAIT! Want some free diverse kids’ books as well? Here’s how to get THREE free multicultural books:
Step One: Take a photo of your MCBD-related classroom or library celebration (something we can share on social media) during the week of January 22nd-27th, 2018.
IN ADDITION, anyone who wishes to get a FREE book to review for the 1/27/18 holiday can sign up to be a book reviewer HERE.
Resources! Enjoy our free resources like our 2017 Book Review Linkup and our Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents on our website. We have free and downloadable Classroom Empathy Kit and Kindness Kit for those who are looking for books with activities. Both of these kits also contain exclusive classroom posters and our official MCBD2018 poster as well.
The 2018 Offline Classroom/Library Event Project | Classroom/Library/Home Celebration Ideas
We look forward to bringing the Multicultural Children’s Book Day magic to a classroom, library or gathering place in your hometown!
Questions and inquires: nikki@multiculturalchildrensbo
The 2018 Offline Classroom/Library Event Project | More Helpful Details:
What is a Multicultural Book?
With the goal of bringing multicultural books to children that celebrate diversity it is important that children are able to read books that they can relate to. Thus, a multicultural children’s book is characterized by the following:
· Books that include characters of color, as well as characters that represent a minority viewpoint.
· Books that share ideas, stories, and information about cultures, race, religion, language, and traditions.
· Books that embrace our world while providing children with new ways to connect with others within their environment.
FREE Resources! Enjoy our free resources like our 2017 Book Review Linkup and our Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents on our website. We have free and downloadable Classroom Empathy Kit and Kindness Kit for those who are looking for books with activities. Both of these kits also contain exclusive classroom posters and our official MCBD2018 poster as well.
Need some diverse book ideas? Visit our 2017 Book Review Linkup and our Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents. We also have a wonderful (and free) downloadable Classroom Empathy Kit or Kindness Kit for those who are looking for a meaningful and relatable “theme” for their celebration.
One of the ways we are helping those who want to celebrate MCBD is by offering a Teacher Classroom Empathy Kit. The focus of our Empathy Kit is Immigration and this guide includes a robust booklist, a custom poster created by author/illustrator, Juana Medina, many fun activities and our official Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 poster courtesy of author/illustrator Aram Kim.
This kit also includes a very powerful Backpack Activity (and a personal story from one of our co-founders) that really helps participants understand the feelings that many immigrants have when faced with only being able to bring with them what they can carry on their back. Grab your free Empathy Kit HERE.
Created in 2016, this free, downloadable kit includes a diverse kindness book list for ages 4 -12, classroom kindness activities, an exclusive “Be a Hero Be Kind” kindness poster and our official Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 poster courtesy of author/illustrator Aram Kim. Grab yours HERE.
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