Saturday, January 27, 2018

It's 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, and I am so glad to be one of its co-hosts. 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.

The other big event today is a Twitter chat from 9-10 pm ET today. 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 here to register. Want to start thinking about the chat questions already? You can find them all here. See you then!

More about Multicultural Children's Book Day

Multicultural Children’s Book Day (01/27/18) is its fifth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ 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.

Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board!

2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors

2018 Author Sponsors

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 works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.

MCBD Links to Remember

MCBD site:

MCBD2018 ways to celebrate:

Free Multicultural Books for Teachers:

Free Classroom Empathy Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators:

Free Kindness Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators:

Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents:

Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with is on social media and be sure and look for/use their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

Link Up Your Diverse Posts Below

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