The day has arrived, it’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day! We’ve been very pleased to be a part of it this year. This is the second year for this event, and I hope that it will continue for many years to come. I absolutely love being introduced to new authors and the books they write, in fact it’s one of my favourite things.
In case you missed it, we shared the book, “Enough of Frankie Already!” by Felicia Capers. A great book about bullying and one boy who stood up to his bully. They then teamed up to help put a stop to it at their school. Click on the book cover below to read more about it and to enter to win your own copy!
And to treat us this week, the author of “Enough of Frankie Already!” wrote a guest post for us, which you can read by clicking on the picture below.
To read about more books, author interviews, and giveaways, click over to Multicultural Children’s Book Day blog where you’ll find all the links to all the great reads!
And in the meantime, here is some more information about Multicultural Children’s Book Day:
Here are some ways you can help us celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day
- Visit The Multicultural Children’s Book Day website and view our booklists, reading resources and other useful multicultural information.
- Visit our Multicultural Books for Kids Pinterest Board for more reading ideas.
- Have children bring in their favorite multicultural book to school on this day and share it with the class.
- Watch for the #ReadYourWorld hashtag on social media and share.
- Visit our Diversity Book Lists and Resources for Educators and Parents on our website.
- Visit MCCBD sponsors (you can find them HERE)
- Create a Multicultural Children’s Book Day display around the classroom or library.
- Visit The Multicultural Children’s Book Day website on January 27th to view and participate in our huge blogger link-up, multicultural book reviews, giveaways and more!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.
“MCCBD team hopes to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.”
MCCBD’s 2015 Sponsors are:
Author Sponsors include:
Beautiful Rainbow World by Suzee Ramirez
Lulu and the Very Big Meanies by Mac McGooshie, illustrated by Alexis Hogwood
Real Street Kidz Multicultural Children’s Book Series by Quentin Holmes
Have a fun trip around the web by visiting the co-hosts:
We’re also partnering with First Book to offer a Virtual Book Drive that will help donate multicultural children’s books through their channels during the week of the event. We want to help get diversity books into the hands of kids who most need it and now we have a way to do it! The Virtual Book Drive is LIVE and can be found HERE.
Children’s Book Council:
MCCBD is collaborating with Children’s Book Council to highlight wonderful diversity books and authors on an ongoing basis all year.
We are hosting a Twitter party! Join us for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party on Jan 27th 9:00pm EST. Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld to win 10 book packages. Use this info to share with your readers and to tweet it out!
MCCBD now has its own Paper.li! A Paper.li is a free online newspaper that aggregates information on the topic of multicultural books for kids from all over the Internet. Please feel free subscribe and stay up-to-date with this topic.
If you have not done so, check out the MCCBD blog! Thanks to support from the Children’s Book Council we are posting author interviews like crazy and are thrilled with the response. You can find the MCCBD blog here: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/blog/
Platinum Sponsor Wisdom Tales Press is hosting a book giveaway on their website. The winner will receive 6 Wisdom Tales Books of their choice.
And our very own Felicia Capers is giving away a copy of “Enough of Frankie Already!” Please use the Rafflecopter entry form below.
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