MCBD BOOK DONATION INFORMATION **This option will re-open 9/1/2020**
Are you a publisher or an author of multicultural books for children? Would you like to donate a book for Multicultural Children’s Book Day? These books will ultimately end up in the hands of deserving teachers, librarians, parents, and young readers!
What We Need from You:
If you would like your multicultural children’s book to be considered for our annual online event, please mail the MCCBD team one copy of your book. Additional copies will need to be mailed by you once you are assigned review bloggers in November/December.
To be considered for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2021 (1/29/21), The MCBD Team needs to receive a sample/donation copy of your book by my later than November, 2020.
Copies can be mailed to:
PO Box 2814
Baxter MN 56425
**Please include your name and a contact # in case we have any questions inside your shipping envelope.
If your book fits the MCBD criteria (see below for “What is a Multicultural Book) The Form below will help us identify you and get an idea of how many books you are donating to review bloggers.
- The matching process occurs in late November/early December and the MCBD team will supply you with names and addresses of review bloggers so you can mail a copy of a book to each one (if you donate 5 copies-we will try our best to match your books with five different reviewers).
- These reviewers will, in turn, read and review your book and share on social media any time between the date they received the book to the actual celebration day (the last Friday of January)
- These donated books will be gifted to young readers, parents, and educators. There is no guarantee your donated book will be reviewed during the event.
- On the celebration day, reviewers are encouraged to link up their review post to create a huge reading resource for parents, teachers, and librarians.
- Massive social media efforts are a big part of the success of this event. All MCBD team members, Co-Hosts and book reviewers will be using their own social media influence to share details of your book with the online world.The MCBD online celebration attracts thousands of supporters, over 800 book reviewers and dozens of quality authors and publishers. The non-profit has also shifted from an “every January 27th” model to “the last Friday in January” to avoid conflicting with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The upcoming MCBD celebration will occur on and offline on January 29, 2021.
What happens to the one book I send to MCBD?
These sample books will be used in book bundles to parents, teachers, and classrooms. All donators of review copies will be recognized on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day site and within the final Sponsorship report.
NOTE: These donated books will be gifted to young readers, parents, and educators. There is no guarantee your donated book will be reviewed during the event.
The address of where to send your books for approval is included in the below Google Sign-up Form.
AFTER COMPLETION OF THIS FORM:
For our last MCBD we had over 800 book reviewers reviewing multicultural books and those reviews were added to a huge link-up on the MCBD site.
There are no guarantees that we will be able to match your book to a reviewer(s) but if we are able, we will provide you with names and addresses and you mail your book directly to the reviewer(s).
**Also, this year we are not limiting reviewers to just bloggers. There are so many book-loving moms who have vibrant social media channels we are going to open up review options to include social media to give those who are not bloggers a chance to share books with their followers.
***Before we take this step, our review committee would need to see a sample of your book(s). All books that will be offered to reviewers on any given year need to be approved first. If that is acceptable, send a copy to the below address.
The book you send will then be donated to a classroom. Becky Flansburg MCBD PO BOX 2814, Baxter MN 56425
Questions? Contact the MCCBD Project Manager at Becky (at) MulticulturalChildrensBookDay (dot) com
**The MCBD Team retains the right to refuse any book that does not meet the event standards.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day: What is a Multicultural Book?
- Books that contain characters of color as well as characters that represent a minority point of view. Children need to “find themselves” within the pages of the books they read.
- Books that share ideas, stories, and information about cultures, race, religion, language, and traditions.
- Books that embrace our world and offer children new ways to connect to a diverse and richer world.