January 27 is the Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Mia from PragmaticMom and Valarie from JumpIntoABook are on a mission 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.
I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting event and I would like share with you a resourceful book published by Tuttle Publishing – All About China by Allison “Aixin” Branscombe.
All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids touches on a series of engaging topics on China, the world’s largest and most populated country boasting thousands of years of history, tradition and culture. It takes you on an exciting virtue tour of China through each page from Fast Facts to Famous Historic Places, from 5,000 years of Culture and Inventions to Feng Shui Your Bedroom, from traditional games to Chinese Zodiac Animals, from Important Festivals and Holidays to Chinese New Year Crafts – make your own red envelope and new year lantern. Furthermore, you will also learn some important words and phrases in Chinese as well as fun songs. In addition, you can try the traditional recipes included in the book and plan a Chinese culture day at home or at school to share the beauty of Chinese culture with family or friends. And there is more… This is truly a resourceful book on China for young readers and for the whole family.
Allison “Aixin” Branscombe, the author, is an avid traveler, researcher and writer. After she adopted two children from China, she took a keen interest in learning about China in order to help her children learn about their heritage. All About China is a must-have book for your home, classroom, or school library. Age Group: 9-12+
Online Resources that you can use to pair with the book:
Now, make sure you head over to visit our sponsors and co-hosts to support Multicultural Children’s Book Day and please share this event with your child’s school and your local library.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day: January 27th, 2015
Mission: 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.
MCCBD’s 2015 Sponsors include Platinum Sponsors: Wisdom Tales Press, Daybreak Press Global Bookshop, Gold Sponsors: Satya House, MulticulturalKids.com, Author Stephen Hodges and the Magic Poof, Silver Sponsors: Junior Library Guild, Capstone Publishing, Lee and Low Books, The Omnibus Publishing. Bronze Sponsors:Double Dutch Dolls, Bliss Group Books, Snuggle with Picture Books Publishing, Rainbow Books, Author FeliciaCapers, Chronicle Books Muslim Writers Publishing ,East West Discovery Press.
Virtual Book Drive with First Book
We’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. We want to help get diversity books into the hands of kids who most need it and now we have a way to do it! The Virtual Book Drive is LIVE and can be found HERE.
A Special Thank You to Children’s Book Council
MCCBD is collaborating with Children’s Book Council to highlight wonderful diversity books and authors on an ongoing basis all year.
Our Amazing CoHosts:
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