Friday, December 2, 2016

Exciting News about Multicultural Children's Book Day!

As I mentioned in an earlier #diversekidlit post, I am very excited to be a co-host for this year's Multicultural Children's Book Day, happening on January 27th, 2017. Multicultural Children's Book Day is an all-day (really, more like all-month) celebration of diverse books. Opportunities are available for teachers and bloggers to receive a free diverse book to review as part of the event.

But the big news is that a new sponsor has been announced for this year's event ...

Scholastic was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe. The mission of Scholastic is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy. Scholastic will also be helping with social media efforts surrounding this event and working to get the MCBD the message out. We will have more details and images in the days to follow, but in the meantime we simply wanted to share the good news. Be sure and connect with Scholastic on TwitterFacebook, Instagram and multiple other social media outlets.

You can find out more about all the other sponsors here. I am very excited about the increased visibility this national sponsorship will bring to this amazing event, and I encourage all of you to join us as well!

If you are interested in learning more about Multicultural Children's Book Day, please visit the main site. Or, you can learn about my fellow co-hosts by clicking any of their names below.

Would you like to be a Reviewer for MCBD 2017 and Receive a Free Diversity Book?

Bloggers can go here to sign up via our Google form to review a multicultural children’s book for this event. MCBD is also open to reviewers do not have a blog, but have a strong presence on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

How It Works: Bloggers are then “matched” with an author or publisher that will supply them with a free children’s book to review. Bloggers are encouraged to read the books and share their thoughts on the book (a basic book review) in the form of a blog post.Many bloggers add a book extension activity. Go HERE for the full details and instructions.
Once their book review blog post is live (any time between January 1 and January 27th is good), bloggers are invited to “link up” their blog post on the Linky that will be found on any of our CoHosts’ sites and also the MCCBD website. on January 27th.

(NOTE: We will not be shipping out any books for the 2017 online event until Dec of 2016!)

Direct all questions and inquires to becky (at) multiculturalchildrensbookday (dot) com

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