As the 7th annual MCBD approaches on January 31, 2020, we have been eyeball deep in all-things-Multicultural Children’s Book Day and loving every second of it!
Here are some reasons why we know for a FACT, that the 2020 Multicultural Children’s Book Day will be the best EVER.
5 things to look forward to for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020
Mind-blowing Sponsors and Diverse books: Multicultural Children’s Book Day is ion its 7th year and is gaining momentum more and more every day! Currently, the 2020 lineup includes a ton of and impressive Medallion Level Sponsors and Author Sponsors with more being added daily. Currently, we have over 600+ reviewers signed up (pass the word if you know of anyone who’d like to receive a book to reviews!) to review books on Amazon, a blog, Facebook (Pages only-no profiles), Instagram or YouTube. Our 26 CoHosts and Global CoHosts are working hard to spread the work and countless authors and publishers donating multicultural children’s books. Good stuff!
FREE STUFF!: Throughout the months leading up to the celebratory day, educators, librarians, and parents can start planning and preparing with FREE activities available today at www.multiculturalchildrensbookday.com like these:
The free Classroom Physical and Developmental Challenges Kit: This free and downloadable Classroom Kit includes book recommendations that will help Readers Understand Physical and Developmental Challenges for ages 4 -12. Also included:
~ Classroom or Home Activities
~ “Physical and Developmental Challenges” Classroom Poster thanks to the talents of award-winning illustrator, SKlakina
~HelpfulPhysical and Developmental Challenge Talking Points for Teachers
~Links, resources and services that are available to families facing the challenges of coping with Physical and Developmental Challenges in the U.S.A.
FREE Classroom “Empathy” Kit: The free Classroom Empathy Kit focuses on empathy and compassion through shared booklists and special home or classroom activities. The kit includes 18 book recommends on the topic of Understanding Immigration and Refugees, Classroom Empathy Activities, and a very special custom printable Empathy Poster courtesy of author/illustrator Juana Medina. Educators, parents, and librarians can sign-up to receive the free classroom kit here: http://bit.ly/2BGu4uQ
FREE Poverty Doesn’t Discriminate: Understanding Poverty in America Classroom Kit: Created in 2018, this free classroom kit includes over 2 dozen poverty in the U.S.-themed book recommends for ages 4-12, two classroom or home activities, and a copy of the official “Poverty Doesn’t Discriminate” Classroom Poster thanks to the talents of award-winning illustrator, Mehrdokht Amini. http://bit.ly/2P6cXWE
Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents: Curated lists of books about diverse topics including: countries, religions, holidays, ethnicities, in addition to special needs and LGBTQ. http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Share a Classroom Celebration: Teachers who host a celebration in the classroom can send in a picture of their party to receive 3 free diverse books and a swag pack as a thank you. Teachers and librarians can enter their event info HERE (https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/category/offline-classroomlibrary-event-project/)
The CBC/MCBD Annual Book Jam Giveaway Party: We have joined forces with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) for many years now and this year will be extra special.
Starting on January 3rd, we will be presenting our SIXTH #ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2020 in conjunction with Children’s Book Council. This year we have 10 amazing authors with unique book lists to share. Each author is also doing a book giveaway!
HINT: Watch for reviews and giveaways from some of your favorite authors like Nikki Grimes, Nic Stone, David Bowles, and more!
The Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 Music Video: In late 2018 Annie Lynn and Walt Wilcezewski from Annie Bird Music created the most wonderful music video for our 2019 event. You can view our first official Read Your World Music Video here and you may see some familiar faces and books! For MCBD2020, Annie and Walt are busy in the studio creating the new version and we are dying of anticipation! So stay tuned for the final video debut on social media!
Twitter Party! We have announced the date and time for this year’s crazy-fun Twitter party hosted by Super-Platinum Sponsor, Deedee Cummings from Make A Way Media! As always, we will not only have some great questions to ask but we will also have tons of multicultural children’s books and swag to give away. I predict, during our MCBD2020 Twitter Party (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central on 1/31/20) we will likely be giving away over 100 diverse picture, chapter, and YA books! Stay tuned for more details.
From the MCBD Team: As our seventh Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday approaches on January 31, 2020, we are thrilled to have you as part of our amazing community of supporters! With enthusiasm, optimism, and hope, we prepare for MCBD 2020 and would be honored if you 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.
Don’t forget to connect with Multicultural Children’s Book Day on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.
One more thing:
BOOK REVIEWERS—We Need YOU!
If you love diverse books for kids and have a social media platform to share a review on, we want to give you a FREE diversity book to review!
January 31, 2020, will mark the 7th year of Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s (MCBD) quest to get culturally diverse books into the hands of children, parents, teachers, and librarians. As you may know, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is a non-profit that works with authors to get their books reviewed during our online event and also works to get free diversity children’s books into the hands of young readers.
In a nutshell; you don’t have to be a blogger to review multicultural children’s books for our MCBD2020 (1/31/20) online event. You just need to have a love of diversity in children’s literature and be willing to share on your social media platforms such as Facebook (Pages only-no Facebook profiles), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube. We encourage honest Amazon reviews of assigned books whenever possible as well.
As always, #ReadYourWorld!