Kidlit Book Giveaway: Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words (3 Chances to Win!)
30 Days of Ramadan: Understanding Our Friends #30DaysRamadan
Multicultural Children’s Book Day has joined forces with powerhouse multicultural children’s book publisher Wisdom Tales Press to create a much-needed initiative
Given the recent backlash and misconceptions in the media regarding Muslims and Islam, Multicultural Children’s Book Day will be focusing on the Muslim holiday of Ramadan June 5th-July 5th 2016 as a way to bring awareness and understanding about our Muslim neighbors via the pages of children’s literature.
30 Days of Ramadan: Understanding Our Friends is a celebration of children’s literature which includes characters and storylines that celebrate being Muslim. Books profiled will include topics like Muslims and the religion of Islam, books which specifically look at the Ramadan holiday and/or the authors that are Muslim.
Starting June 5th, bloggers are encouraged to share links to their posts about books they have chosen to review via a link-up that will be located on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day website. These books will be of their own choice, not supplied by MCCBD. This linky will be a great way for author, parents and bloggers to not only get involved, but work to create a reading resource that can be used for parents and educators.
During the event articles and blog posts about the various ways to celebrate Ramadan will be shared by Muslim authors, illustrators, and publishers via social media, using event hashtag #30DaysRamadan, and also on the MCCBD blog. Islam is a worldwide religion that is currently being practiced by 1.7 billion people in over 300 countries. It is the most diverse religion in the world.
Author Karen Leggett has been so kind to supply us with THREE copies of Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words to give away to THREE different lucky readers!
Karen is also the author of Hands Around The Library – Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books; a book co-created with Susan L. Roth. This book is based on true events in Alexandria, Egypt.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani Muslim who began advocating for girls’ education when she was only 11 years old. At 15, she was shot by the Taliban for her beliefs. Within nine months, she has recovered and was speaking at the UN, later winning the Nobel Prize as she continued her push for education for all boys and girls in all countries. Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words is a picture book biography of this vital role model for all young women. Published by StarWalk Kids Media as an eBook and paperback in 2014.
Connect with Karen via her website, Facebook and Twitter
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (June 15-22, 2016)
THREE winners will each receive a copy of Malala Yousafzai; Warrior of Words book. Giveaway begins June 15, 2016)
- Prizing courtesy of Author of the above books
- Giveaway open to US addresses only
- ONE lucky winner will win one copy of each of the above books.
- Residents of USA only please.
- Must be 18 years or older to enter
- One entry per household.
- Staff and family members of Audrey Press/MCCBD are not eligible.
- Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
- Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on June 23, 2016