For hundreds of diversity book lists for kids including book extension activities, please check out our newly updated list.
We are also giving away FREE diversity books to parents and teachers all year.
Please join us on January 27th as we celebrate multicultural, diverse and inclusive books for kids for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. To help us with our mission to get diversity books into the hands of children, we are giving away a TON of books.
Please join us for our Twitter party where we will be discussing children’s books and giving away packages of diversity books for kids every 5 minutes!
Wednesday, January 27th
9:00 pm -10 pm EST
Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld [Read more…]
Please welcome our guest blogger, author Janet Wong! Chinese New Year 2016 is coming up on February 8th, so we asked Janet to share her Lunar New Year family traditions. If you want to learn more, Janet has listed resources including books, videos and links at the bottom.
I grew up celebrating the lunar new year mainly with the Chinese traditions of my father and his parents—firecrackers at midnight, the Chinatown parade, red envelopes, eating fish for wealth and lo hon jai, the monk’s noodle dish made with 18 different vegetables, for health. What I remember most, though, was our whole family frantically cleaning the house the evening before, to get rid of all the dirt and bad luck of the past year and make room for good luck in the new year. This illustration by Yangsook Choi from our book This Next New Year perfectly captures the frenzy:
**Guest post from Becky Flansburg
One of the MANY things I love about being the Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day (coming 1/27/16) is getting a landslide of simply amazing books to read, review and aprove during the three months leading up to the event.
It’s like Christmas every day when I go to my PO Box. 🙂
This uptick in books is made even sweeter when I come across books/authors from my home state of Minnesota and Lehman Riley from Papa Lemon Books is one such example.
Goosebottom Books is a small press founded by Shirin Yim Bridges, award-winning author of Ruby’s Wish and The Umbrella Queen. Dedicated to fun non-fiction and the concept of “stealth education,” Goosebottom Books launched its first series, The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses, in 2010. Since then, the press has won national and international awards and accolades for each subsequent series. The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames was named a Top 10 Nonfiction Series of 2012 by the ALA’s Booklist Magazine, and Call Me Ixchel, Mayan Goddess of the Moon, one of A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses, was named one of Foreword Reviews’ Top 10 Middle Grade Novels of 2013. [Read more…]
Please meet Multicultural Children’s Book Day illustrator Robert Liu-Trujillo!! He designed our FREE downloadable poster: Multicultural Children’s Book Day FREE Downloadable Poster. [Read more…]