We are thrilled to have Multicultural Children’s Book Day featured in Publishers Weekly:
Next month, more than 100 bloggers affiliated with parenting, education, and children’s blogs will review a selection of diverse and multicultural books on their respective blogs. The reviews will be promoted and shared by Jump Into a Book and the day’s nine “powerhouse” co-[hosts] with more than two million followers total across social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. The participating bloggers will also share reviews with their respective followers. There will be giveaways and children’s activities as well throughout the day.
This is the second year January 27 has been designated as MCCBD; it debuted on January 27, 2014.
The mission of MCCBD, co-founders Wenjen and Budayr explained to PW, is to “not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries.
The day will also include a Twitter Party, with the hashtag #ReadYourWorld, and a Google+ Hangout. A book drive that kicked off the week before Thanksgiving will benefit literacy nonprofit organization First Book’s donations of books to underserved communities.
The Multicultural Reading Lists and Resource Guide for Educators and Parents is here.