Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy Multicultural Children's Book Day! #ReadYourWorld

Today, January 27th is Multicultural Children’s Book Day! This is an all-day celebration of multicultural and diverse books. One big component is the GIANT link-up of diverse books and resources, which you will find at the bottom of this post. If you have a diverse book review or activity to share, please add it to the appropriate linky.

The other big event today is a Twitter chat from 9-10 pm ET. Join in to discuss diverse books, and you'll be entered to WIN books too! More than 100 books will be given away. You must be registered to win, so click over to the official announcement and register there.

More about Multicultural Children's Book Day

Multicultural Children’s Book Day (01/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid's books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.

Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that.

But we couldn't do it without the help of our wonderful sponsors, authors, and co-hosts!

Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2017 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board. Platinum Sponsors include Scholastic, Barefoot Books and Broccoli. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, Candlewick Press,  Fathers Incorporated, KidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, ChildsPlayUsa, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle, Chronicle Books and Pomelo Books

We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts here.

MCBD Links to Remember

Link Up Your Diverse Posts in the Appropriate Linky Below!

Never participated in a linkup before? Click here for a step-by-step!

1) Bloggers: Reviewers who posted on their blog, Link Up Your BLOG Posts for Multicultural Children's Book Day Here:

2) Instagram: Reviewers who posted on Instagram, Link Up Your INSTAGRAM Posts for Multicultural Children's Book Day Here:

3) Facebook: Reviewers who posted on Facebook, Link Up Your FACEBOOK Posts for Multicultural Children's Book Day Here:

4) YouTUBE: Reviewers who posted a review on YouTube, Link Up Your YOUTUBE Posts for Multicultural Children's Book Day Here:

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