Multicultural Children's Book Day: #ReadYourWorld with these Ten Diverse Children's Books
Updated: Feb 1
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This year we were first-time book reviewers for Multicultural Children's Book Day (MCBD). The mission of MCBD is to raise awareness of the need to include children’s books that celebrate diversity on bookshelves at home and at school.
We were excited to be chosen to review The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson. We've always loved Jackie Robinson's story of perseverance and were interested to read more about the man behind the baseball.
The Hero Two Doors Down celebrates diversity by telling the story of a real-life friendship the Robinson family shared with a neighborhood family. You can read our full review here.
Multicultural Children's Book Day Excitement
MCBD facilitates tons of diverse book reviews and lots of social media conversations. We were introduced to diverse books that we hadn't heard of before and even found new Twitter and Instagram friends who share our love of diverse children's books.
One of my favorite parts of MCBD was the Twitter Party! The Twitter party focused on...you guessed it...the importance of having diverse books in homes, classrooms, and libraries. The party was fast paced and full of great information too. There were tons of book giveaways throughout the Twitter party too.
Here are some of the books included in the giveaway. Click on the pictures to learn more about each book.
Thanks to Scholastic for supporting Multicultural Children's Book Day.
Scholastic was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe. The mission of Scholastic is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.
From the hosts of Multicultural Children’s Book Day:
MCBD is in its fourth year (2017) and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom.
The mission of MCBD is to raise awareness of 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.
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