Today is the day! It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
Today we are Celebrating:
A giant blog tour and Link-up —
Our Big MCCBD Linky is LIVE today so that bloggers can link up their multicultural children’s book reviews so that readers, parents, teachers, librarians, and caregivers can explore lots of books with diversity content via book reviews, book lists, and links. [Read more…]
Welcome Silver Sponsor Lee and Low Books!
Here’s a little info to help you get to know them better.
LEE & LOW BOOKS is an independent, family-run children’s book publisher focusing on diversity. It is the company’s mission to meet the need for stories that all children can identify with and enjoy. The company publishes books for children of all ages under several imprints, including leveled books for beginning readers (Bebop Books), bilingual books (Children’s Book Press), and speculative fiction for middle grade and young adult readers (Tu Books). [Read more…]
Welcome MCCBD Silver Sponsor Capstone Young Readers!
Inspired by imagination and curiosity, Capstone Young Readers creates entertaining and informative reading experiences that generate excitement and love for reading. Our publishing program contains board books, innovative fiction, drawing and how-to books, graphic novels, and nonfiction books that bring family, history, and the global community to life for learners from toddler to young adult. [Read more…]
We are thrilled to be able to share the amazing resource of MCCBD Silver Sponsor Junior Library Guild!
Junior Library Guild founded in 1929, provides collection development services to more than 20,000 school and public libraries throughout North America. This unique service reviews and selects children’s and young adult books prior to their publication. New-release JLG selections are placed into one of 66 levels ranging from Prekindergarten to Adult Crossover and are then shipped to member libraries on a monthly basis.
We are thrilled to welcome yet another author to our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Spotlight: Shining the Light on Inclusive Authors & Illustrators series! This week we are welcoming Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies (Algonquin Young Readers, 4/28/14, Ages 8-12). THE JUMBIES (coming Spring 2015)
Caribbean island lore melds with adventure and touches of horror in The Jumbies, a tale about Corinne La Mer, a girl who on All Hallow’s Eve accidentally draws a monstrous jumbie out of the forest, sparking a very personal war that only she can stop – a war made even more difficult once she discovers her own dark truth. [Read more…]
The MCCBD team is so excited to welcome yet another amazing and unique Bronze Sponsor; Double Dutch Dolls!
An innovative Marietta, GA based company, Double Dutch Dolls launched in March 2014 their fresh, exciting line of unique multicultural books and dolls. Double Dutch Dolls is designed to be fresh and fun targeting girls ages 6-13 and encourages young girls to be beautiful, brilliant and brave through characters they can relate to. Known as the ‘Double Dutch Dolls’, the 6 stylish and smart characters, including twin sisters ‘Kaila and Zaria Bradley’, along with their friends Sascha, Alainna, Trinity and Kadence navigate the ups and downs of middle school friendships, peer pressure, homework and fun. The product line includes a book series, line of 18” fashion dolls, and accessories for today’s girl.
Double Dutch Dolls, LLC designs, manufacturers and licenses product under the Double Dutch Dolls brand. The company’s current product line includes a multicultural book series, line of 18”fashion dolls and accessories for girls.
Based on the fictional lives of 14-year-old identical twins Kaila and Zaria Bradley and their four friends, each character in the line is smart, beautiful, and stylish. Designed to showcase the amazing ethnic diversity of African-American, Hispanic, Biracial and Multiracial girls. [Read more…]
We are very excited to welcome yet another author to our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Spotlight: Shining the Light on Inclusive Authors & Illustrators series! Today we are welcoming author Tonya Bolden and her latest book, Capital Days: Michael Shiner’s Journal and the Growth of Our Nation’s Capital