When I first saw the Sign Up for being a Book Reviewer for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature I was immediately drawn to it. The Co-Creators of this unique event are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom(Read Mia’s Bio here)and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press (Read Valarie’s Bio here).
Mia and Valarie hold a shared Mission for Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Chilren’s Literature
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 a way to expose brilliant books to families, teachers, and libraries.
After reading Mia and Valarie’s Mission I knew that to take part in a Day like the Multicultural Children’s Book Day would be something I could be proud to participate in and share with my children.
“Fly away with Granny and count with her from one to ten
as she spins around the world on an unforgettable shopping trip.
Hold on tight!”
I was given a copy of My Granny Went to Market A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme Written By Stella Blackstone and Illustrated By Christopher Corr. A soon as we opened the package and saw the beautifully brilliant and lively illustrations I knew this was a book that could not only teach but entertain my children.
To Say Thanks:
I want to take a moment and to say thanks to Barefoot Books Inc. for providing this copy of My Granny Went To Market A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme for review. Barefoot Books, Inc. is a publisher started by a motivated Mom-preneur (read the history here) who has now been going strong as a chidlren’s publisher for 20 years!
Wisdom Tales Press has been wonderful enough to offer our Readers a Giveaway for an entire set of Wisdom Tale’s 10 Children’s Books! Please feel free to check out more about thsi great offer on WisdomTalesPress.com and on their Facebook Page.
How You Can Help:
Do you want to help impact the life of a child near you through books? Visit the Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature Main Page on JumpIntoABook.com.
You can also learn more by visiting our Co-Creators and Sponsors at the following Social Media Links:
Visit My Fellow Multicutural Children’s Book Day Reviewers:
Please visit some of the other Reviewers and see how this day can help spread the knowledge of different cultures to our children through reading…
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