Multicultural Children’s Book Day Spotlight: Shining the Light on Inclusive Authors & Illustrators continues! This week we are shining the spotlight on author is Bliss Group’ Books’ Desirae Foston for The Hawaiian Hiatus of Herkimer Street!
We’d like to welcome Felicia capers, author of Enough of Frankie Already! and founder of Posh Publishing, LLC!!
Author Kate Hannigan wants everyone to know about a FREE Diversity in KidLit event in Chicago coming up in January:
Friday, January 23rd
57th Street Books
1301 East 57th Street in Chicago [Read more…]
For our Multicultural Children’s Book Author spotlight series, we are thrilled to have Cynthia Kadohata talking about her latest book, Half a World Away.
We are so excited to have The Omnibus Publishing as a SILVER Sponsor for MCCBD 2015!
Baltimore based and woman owned and run since 1998, The Omnibus Publishing (TOP) rebranded to it’s current set up in January, 2014. Currently a division of Reading Pandas, Inc. we offer publishing and minor editing services for authors of various genres. By embracing and marrying certain technologies, TOP will provide a significant edge in the e-book world.
Chronicle Books is one our returning sponsors from our last MCCBD and is one of our Bronze Sponsors for MCCBD 2015!
Chronicle Books is an independent publisher of books for children, adults and other readers. Founded in 1967, Chronicle Books publishes over 330 books, stationary objects, journals and more every year, and have published 206 books about cats. Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value. This objective also informs our business relationships and endeavors, be they with customers, authors, vendors, or colleagues. [Read more…]
Satya House Publications is one of our wonderful GOLD Sponsors for MCCBD 2015!
Satya House Publications was founded in 2003 as a boutique publisher of books that have a substantial and/or growing niche market. Our books satisfy intellectual curiosity and exploration. With the creation of the I See the Sun in series in 2010, Satya House has become a premier publisher of niche market books in the children’s multicultural, bilingual book arena.
We are so excited to talk to Margarita Engle today for our Multicultural Children’s Book Author spotlight series!
Question 1: What is your favorite letter of the alphabet and why?
That’s such a fascinating question! It makes me feel four years old. I will admit that I love M because it looks like mountains. On the other hand, even though S is not my favorite letter, I somehow end up with many book titles that begin with S images, such as Surrender Tree, Summer Birds, Silver People…
We are thrilled to have Multicultural Children’s Book Day featured in Publishers Weekly:
Next month, more than 100 bloggers affiliated with parenting, education, and children’s blogs will review a selection of diverse and multicultural books on their respective blogs. The reviews will be promoted and shared by Jump Into a Book and the day’s nine “powerhouse” co-[hosts] with more than two million followers total across social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. The participating bloggers will also share reviews with their respective followers. There will be giveaways and children’s activities as well throughout the day.
This is the second year January 27 has been designated as MCCBD; it debuted on January 27, 2014.
The mission of MCCBD, co-founders Wenjen and Budayr explained to PW, is to “not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries.
The day will also include a Twitter Party, with the hashtag #ReadYourWorld, and a Google+ Hangout. A book drive that kicked off the week before Thanksgiving will benefit literacy nonprofit organization First Book’s donations of books to underserved communities.
The Multicultural Reading Lists and Resource Guide for Educators and Parents is here.
Muslim Writers Publishing was established in 2006 by Linda Delgado, the author of the Islamic Rose series. Ms. Delgado saw a need for quality fiction books written for the growing Muslim population in the United States. She ran the business and performed the services at her own expense in order to support Muslim English-language writers, who are a sort of fledgling class in an emerging genre. In early 2013, Ms. Delgado passed the business to Debora McNichol.