Multicultural Children's Book Day

Hey everyone!

Exciting news! I'm proud to be one of many voices for Multicultural Children's Book Day! My district is multicultural with a large Latino and Russian population, yet there's not always books multicultural books for them to learn about their heritage.

I was fortunate enough to join up with Valarie and Mia, the co-founders of this event. They had a mission in mind:  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, Mia and Valarie are on a mission to change all of that. Their mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries. Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also away to expose brilliant books to families, teachers, and libraries.

You can spread the word too! The official hashtag is #ReadYourWorld.
Also, they'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.

So what did I get to do? I got to review a wonderful book called "All About China" by Allison Branscombe. There are stories, songs, crafts, and a ton more in this amazing book, that fits right in with our third grade world cultures and traditions unit we are currently doing. Our school library has a handful of culture books to share between all our classes, so this will be definitely used! I created a small companion pack to go with this book.

The freebie that I created for this:
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This all happens on the 27th. There are a ton more people involved that what I have listed below...there are other reviewers!

**Thanks to the Children’s Book Council for their contribution and support. Thanks to our sponsors!
Platinum Sponsors: Wisdom Tales Press, Daybreak Press Global BookshopGold Sponsors:  Satya House,,   Author Stephen Hodges and the Magic PoofSilver SponsorsJunior Library Guild,  Capstone PublishingLee and Low Books,  The Omnibus PublishingBronze Sponsors:Double Dutch Dolls,Bliss Group BooksSnuggle with Picture Books Publishing,  Rainbow Books,   Author FeliciaCapers,   Chronicle Books   Muslim Writers Publishing ,East West Discovery Press.
Cohosts:  Sprout’s BookshelfAll Done MonkeyKid World CitizenInCultural ParentGrowing Book by BookMama Smiles and Africa to America

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  1. We do a multicultural day every year. We find people form 5-6 countries to come and talk to our K-2 kids. The kids have passports and kids board an imaginary plane and visit each country. It lasts all day and we are so filled by the end of the day. The teachers decorate their doors to resemble the countries. You can see some pictures on my blog. I'm not sure why some pictures aren't showing up.

  2. We have this book and it is full of wonderful resources. Thanks so much for sharing on the MCCBD linky!


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