Multicultural Children’s Book Day

28 Jan

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Unfortunately, I missed posting this yesterday, but I wanted to let everyone know of this amazing resource for multicultural children’s books! “Children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom have teamed up to create an ambitious (and much needed) national event.”  Their mission is to, “not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.”

Please take the time to check out the booklists and resources available on this site and follow them. Books are mirrors and windows and can be powerful tools for children.  Books are mirrors in which kids want to be able to see themselves.  To see people that look and act like them in similar situations that they find themselves in at school, with friends, and at home.  But they are also windows allowing kids to have experiences that they might never get a chance to have in the real world or will not experience in their own community.  And it’s important to not only see these books being published, but to read them and share them with friends and family.  Take a look and find a new book to share today!

You can also follow the Multicultural Children’s Book Day on Twitter: @

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