Today is the day! It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
Today we are Celebrating:
A giant blog tour and Link-up —
Our Big MCCBD Linky is LIVE today so that bloggers can link up their multicultural children’s book reviews so that readers, parents, teachers, librarians, and caregivers can explore lots of books with diversity content via book reviews, book lists, and links.
A giant networking event —
Our goal is to also connect organizers, sponsors, co-hosts, bloggers, and others interested in expanding awareness of, and promotion of multicultural children’s books.
A virtual book drive —
We have partnered with First Book for a Virtual Book Drive to help in our efforts to place multicultural books in locations where they are needed.
ALSO-We’re hosting a Twitter party tonight at 9pm to 10pm EST using hashtag #ReadYourWorld. We will be talking about diversity in children’s books and giving away 10 packages of wonderful diversity and inclusive books for kids!!! Please join us!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party
Use Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld
Today, January 27th
9pm to 10pm EST
Here’s your chance to win 10 packages of Diversity Books for Kids and chat about multicultural children’s books with MCCBD founders Valarie Budayr (Jump Into a Book) and Mia Wenjen (PragmaticMom)!
Time to Link-up! Please add your Multicultural Children’s Book review, activities and blog posts here:
Follow PragmaticMom’s board Multicultural Books for Kids on Pinterest.
jan annino says
Please visit Bookseedstudio, blogging for Multicultural Children’s Book Day at:
Thanks so much for joining us Jan!!! I’ve added your link to our linky!
jan annino says
I appreciate all the energy you & Mia have given to this wonderful project.
Thanks for everything – including the Linky-dink!
~ j a n
Thanks so much Jan! We so appreciate your kind words!
Alex Cole says
AHH. I wish I’d have known about the book drive! I’d have totally pitched in a couple of mine.
So exciting to see so many people coming together for this great cause. Serious movement going on. Keep it up!
There is always next year! Please contact us for next year!
Gwyneth Harold Davidson says
A pleasant good day to you, and thanks for creating this valuable space for sharing information on multi cultural books for children. I am looking forward to seeing the posts about books and indeed sharing books from Jamaica that are great for children and young people. Our culture is vibrantly diverse and our writers naturally reflect that in their creativity. I look forward to sharing books with topics that include relationships in the family and the school, adventures that involve the natural and the built environment, fantasy fiction, sports, migration and much more….as I said, it is how we live. One Love from Jamaica!!!
Thank you so much! We appreciate the love from Jamaica and books that teach kids about this wonderful country!
When will Linky be functional?
So sorry. It’s working now.
Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews says
Congrats on pulling together a successful event! I am excited to take part again this year in this wonderful and well-organized event. 🙂
Thanks so much Renee! We couldn’t pull this off without the support of wonderful bloggers like yourself so thank YOU!
Carolyn Wilhelm says
Pinned! This is a fabulous day for children underserved by books before!
Thanks so much Carolyn! We really appreciate you helping to spread the word!!!
Bette A. Stevens says
Thanks so much for hosting such a worthy event! 🙂 SHARED
Thanks so much Bette!! We so appreciate you sharing it!
Suzanne Francis-Brown says
Congratulations on highlighting multicultural books for children. We in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region live multiculturalism and it is an inherent part of the stories we tell….so it is a special joy to link with your effort and to wish you well.
Thank you so much Suzanne! We are thrilled that there are posts being linked up highlighting Jamaican authors for kids and teens!
Marjorie (MWD) says
Congratulations on your wonderful initiative. I’m sorry I won’t be around for the Twitter party but I shall be dreaming of you all 🙂 Here’s the link to my post – ‘Multicultural Children’s Book Day – Celebrating OSU Children’s Library Fund’s Photographic Picture Books’ – http://mirrorswindowsdoors.org/wp/multicultural-childrens-book-day-celebrating-osu-childrens-library-funds-photographic-picture-books/ – please can you add it to your linky? I’m looking forward to reading all the posts there!
Thanks so much for your link! I’ll add it to the linky for you!
Diane Browne says
What a wonderful idea this is! Hello from Jamaica. Multicultural Children’s Book Day is a great way of celebrating diversity and the fact that however different we may appear to be, we all want and value the same things, acceptance, love and security, recognition and respect, and the ability to achieve at something, be it at school or in our families and communities. Please have a look at my blog, Caribbean Children’s Literature to see examples of delightful children’s books from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
Thanks so much for the heads up on your great blog! We are thrilled to learn more about Jamaican authors!
Richa Jha says
Congratulations on hosting this successful MCCBD party and for creating a wonderful platform for multicultural books, Valarie, Mia and Becky!! Loved being a part of it!
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