Carolyn from the Wise Owl Factory has not only been a strong supporter of MCBD since Day One, we think she gets extra “cool points” for being a Minnesotan like our Project Manager, Becky!
Carolyn is also a source for amazing, fun and relatable printables that inspire young minds and support teachers in the classroom. Her site is also a treasure trove of useful and exciting Multicultural Printables that help to bring diverse kidlit books to life.
Wise Owl Factory Multicultural Printables that bring #DiverseBooks to Life
This post has a free printable with pages that accompany the book I Am New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien. They could be used without the book but having the book on hand would be nicer, of course. The book is about three English as a Second Language (ESL) children adjusting to new classrooms. At first they do not fit in, but as their skills and talents emerge they begin to belong. One child is a soccer player, one is a writer, and one is an artist. By sharing their abilities, they begin to earn respect of other children who figure out how to be a good friend to the newcomers. READ MORE HERE.
Aloha for Carol Ann was the book that was sent to Carolyn for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2015: Read Your World. This post has a book review for the book written by Margo Sorenson, and illustrated by Priscilla Garcia Burris. There is a free printable for the book, also.
This is the Multicultural Children’s Book Day post 5 for the fifth of six books Carolyn received from Stone Arch Books by Capstone Young Readers. January 27, 2018 is the official day for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Please also see post one, post two, post three, and post four, and post six. To learn more about this special day post one explains all about this annual event and it’s sponsors, authors, publishers, and more. The official hashtag is #ReadYourWorld for social media mentions. There are dozens and dozens of participating blogs and each has something of interest to share. This is the page with the linky of all the posts.
This post is about the Mystery at the Christmas Market which is a Pack-n-Go Girls book. The girls in this series travel to many countries. This is the 3rd book set in Austria, and it is Christmas time at that. While all the family and visitors gather and have a wonderful holiday which includes skiing, a mystery is brewing and no one will believe Eva and Brooke. We met Eva and Brooke in book 1 and book 2 in this series. READ MORE HERE.
This Korean Cinderella post is third of three for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Please see post one for the giveaway and blog hop information. Check this link for post 2.
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the theme for the 2016 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is “Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies.“ Read more here.
This post includes a free printable book companion for Katie Woo and Friends by Fran Manushkin, and illustrated by Tammie Lyon. See the post for book 2 at this link, and the post for book 3 at this link. Post 4 is at this link! Post 5 is here, and post 6 is here!
This is just a few of the MANY resources Carolyn has available for teachers, parents, caregivers and librarian. Visit Wise Owl Factory and find the tools you need to add fun and interaction to your classroom or home. Thanks for all that you do, Carolyn!