Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to welcome fellow blogger Mia Wenjen from the blog, Pragmatic Mom, as a guest contributor with us today. Ms. Wenjen is here to share information about next year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day FREE Resources for Parents and Teachers!
by Mia Wenjen
This coming January 27th, 2016 will be our third Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a day where bloggers and readers celebrate diversity and inclusive books for kids. Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and I wanted to also provide parents and teachers with resources to find the perfect multicultural book or extension activity all year long.
We’ve created a resource list linking posts from wonderful bloggers organized by topic and country. Some topics include:
- Our Diverse World Book List for Kids
- Our Diverse World: Africa
- Diversity in KidLit Presented as Every Day
- American Indian Books for Kids
- Jewish Books for Kids
- Diverse Christmas Books for Kids
- Diverse Early Chapter Books
For this next Multicultural Children’s Book Day, we are also adding a classroom reading challenge in which any teacher who signs up and reads four diversity books — picture books count! — to his or her class can earn a free book! We are going to challenge students to read as many books as they can during the month of January, log them into our form, and enter to win diversity book package!
Every classroom who enters will also be eligible to win a FREE Skype diversity author visit that we are lining up (more on that later)!
We will have more news coming out soon. We have started our appeal to sponsors whose ads will fund our new classroom diversity book giveaway! We will ask bloggers to sign up in the fall. Last year over 200 bloggers participated with more than 26 million social shares over three days alone! We will be matching bloggers with a free diversity book before the December holidays. Then, on January 27th, we will all share our posts together.
We hope you will join us on January 27th, 2016 and support diversity, multicultural, and inclusive books for kids all year long. It’s all of us that make a difference. Together, we can send a message to publishers that the appetite for diversity books for kids is growing every year. Thank you so much!
Mia Wenjen and Valarie Budayr
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