Our FREE Classroom Empathy Kit is ready to download and share HERE!
Now more than ever, a message of hope, compassion, empathy, and understanding is needed.
Now more than ever, children need to see themselves reflected in the pages of the books they read. Readers of all ages need to be able to “read their world” to both see themselves, and those are who different, whether by culture, religion, sexual orientation, special needs or ethnicity.
Now more than ever, we need to come together as a nation of beautifully diverse people.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day is proud to offer an initiative and holiday that encourages discovery, hope, acceptance, and exploration through the pages of diverse children’s literature.
As our fifth Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday approaches on January 27, 2018, we are thrilled to have you as part of our amazing community of supporters! With enthusiasm, optimism, and hope, we are preparing for MCBD 2018 and hope you will, again, join our celebration of diversity through children’s books.
Thank you for cultivating understanding, kindness, inclusion, and exploration of this beautiful world in your classroom.
In 2017, MCBD offered parents, teachers, and librarians a FREE downloadable Classroom Kindness Kit. That kit is still available (view it here) and we have just completed the 2018 Classroom Empathy Kit with a special poster from award-winning author Juana Medina. This kit’s emphasis is on understanding and empathizing with immigrants and refugees and includes a robust booklist along with some excellent activity ideas. The new kit can be found HERE.
THANK YOU to author/illustrator Juana Medina for lending us her amazing talents as well!
to get your FREE Downloadable Classroom Empathy Kit
Our FREE Classroom Empathy Kit contains:
~ Read Your World- 19 Classroom Books to Assist in Understanding Immigration and Refugees for ages 4 -12
~ Empathy Activities including a very powerful “Backpack Activity” that really shines the light on material possessions and what is most important in life.
~ A true life experience retelling from co-founder Valarie Budayr that brings the Backpack Activitiy to life.
~ “Everyone is Welcome Here” Empathy Classroom Poster thanks to the talents of award-winning author/illustrator, Juana Medina
~The official Multicultural Children’s Book Day Poster for 2018 courtesy of Author/Illustrator, Aram Kim
~Helpful Resources, Articles and Talking Points for Teachers
~How Do You Write Your Name? Activity
~”Can you match these famous immigrants with their contributions?” Matching Game