Monday, January 27, 2020

Multi-Cultural Children's Book Day This Friday

Multicultural Children's Book Day is this Friday, January 31. Every year on the last Friday in January children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from Audrey Press and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom  team up to present MCBD as a way of celebrating diversity in children’s books. It includes book reviews from bloggers all over the world, giveaways and book-related activities for young readers of all ages.

You can follow the action on Twitter by using #ReadYourWorld. I just set up a Tweetdeck column using that hashtag so I can see what's happening this week.

As  it applies to Multicultural Children's Book Day, multicultural children’s books are defined as:
  • Books that contain characters of color as well as main characters that represent a minority point of view.
  • Books written by an author of diversity or color from their perspective. Search #ownvoices to discover diverse books written by diverse authors.
  • Books that share ideas, stories, and information about cultures, race, religion, language, and traditions. These books can be non-fiction, but still written in a way that kids will find entertaining and informative.
  • Books that embrace special needs or even “hidden disabilities” like ADHD, ADD, and anxiety.
I hope to be posting on Friday about The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

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