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Twitter Party! Discuss, Discover and WIN Multicultural Kids’ and YA Books!

Please join us for our Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! Giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes!

Twitter Party

Friday, January 27th

9 pm to 10 pm EST

Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld

We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We invite EVERYONE to join us: authors, publishers, parents, caregivers, librarians, KidLit lovers. You don’t have to be an author or publisher sponsor to join us! Let’s talk about our favorite multicultural and diverse children’s books, authors, and illustrators!

How do you join the Twitter party? Just use hashtag #ReadYourWorld to find us. When you tweet, use the hashtag so everyone can find you!

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 Review- The Prayer Mitten

 It’s time! The celebration month for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17)  has begun.

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In its fourth year, MCBD was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Their continuing mission is to raise awareness on 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.

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 holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that. This event has also proven to be an excellent way to compile a list of diverse children’s book titles and reviews for parents, grandparents, educators and librarians to use all year long.

Current Sponsors: For the MCBD 2017 event, the MCBD team welcomes some amazing Sponsors in place. Platinum Sponsors include, Scholastic, Barefoot Books and Broccoli. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, KidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle and Chronicle Books.

The MCBD Team would also like to also give a shout-out to their impressive CoHostswho not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View their CoHosts HERE.

Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with them on social media and be sure and look for/use their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

– Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MulticulturalChildrensBookDay

– Twitter https://twitter.com/MCChildsBookDay

 My Multicultural Book Pick, The Prayer Mitten

Soooooo many beautiful books have come across my desk in honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day. One of those books, the kind of book that makes you stop and touch the pages reverently like a precious keepsake, is The Prayer Mitten by Daryl OConnell.
The Prayer Mitten
From Ecuador to America, children love the interactive book The Prayer Mitten.  The characters, Carleigh and her pup Mickey cross all boarders and the mitten is a symbol of hope, inspiration and positive meaning no matter who you are.
“This book is for every culture. It has been created to help children everywhere find not only themselves but build a relationship of hope and faith. Now more than ever, children of all races and ethnicities need encouragement and messages of strength. Most of all the book brings an interactive, inspirational message to children and adults who share in the process of reading with teaching a positive action.” Daryl
The characters Carleigh and Mickey are minorities in a different sense. They represent all children who are innocent, they are role models, ones who need to be encouraged while incorporating an inspiring positive message and experience.  We feel our book is one of the most multicultural and diverse books on the market. We do not see just one color, we see EVERY color and we intend to deliver our message with inspiration and acceptance.
My Take Away: Yes, I love this book! There is a very sweet complimentary Prayer Mitten included with this book too so you and your Little can create your own tradition.
A Note from Author Daryl: The Mitten is soft, it’s shiny and it glows. I can’t wait for each pair of little hands to slide in their mitten and experience first prayers or first conversations with God. Not only do the Mittens shine in the light but so does the idea of children saying their first prayers.
Daryl Lynn O'Connell with Prayer Mitten
Darly also has a brand new book coming out entitled Everybody “Every Body.” She co-authored this book with her daughter Carleigh who was the target of negative graffiti about her figure. Her response to the graffiti went viral all over the world. The book addresses positive body image and acceptance of how others are made. I REALLY want to read this one next. I think this will be an incredibly important books for my 10 year-old daughter, Sara, to read.
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Attention K-8th Teachers! Get a FREE Diversity Book for Your Class

The 2017 Multicultural Children’s Book Day FREE Book for Your Classroom Campaign is OPEN! Get a FREE Diverse Children’s Book for Your Class!

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day FREE Book for Your Classroom Campaign is a special project connected to Multicultural Children’s Book Day (1/27/17) that gives classrooms the opportunity to earn a FREE Diversity Book for their class!

Teachers: We want to help you build your classroom library with diverse, inclusive and multicultural books! Here’s how to get a free book through Multicultural Children’s Book Day during the month of January. Teachers and classrooms can also win a Skype author visit with a children’s book author and the drawing will be made from the pool of teachers who signed up before 1/27/16. {author to be announced} This special project is free of charge to all teachers and schools and helps MCCBD achieve their mission of getting multicultural books into the hands of young readers and teachers.

All Books are pre-screened and approved by the Junior Library Guild: Having Junior Library Guild on board assures that the free book that classrooms earn from MCCBD is a pre-screened, library-quality book that maps to Common Core. This is a HUGE and exciting benefit for this project.

Junior Library Guild

The MCCBD team would like to take a moment to say a huge “Thank You!” to Junior Library Guild, for allowing us to tap into their collection of library-quality books for kids. Their development and book review service relied upon by thousands of schools and public libraries and we are grateful they are sponsoring Multicultural Children’s Book Day Classroom Reading Challenge by donating the books for the classrooms!
The Junior Library Guild editorial team reviews more than 3,000 new titles each year, in manuscript or prepublication stage. They have a keen sense for finding the best of the best. Over 95 percent of their selections go on to receive awards and/or favorable reviews.

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So if you know of any teachers who would love a FREE, hardcover multicultural children’s book, have them go HERE for quick and easy sign-up.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 Review-Monster Needs Your Vote

 It’s time! The celebration month for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17)  has begun.

2017-poster-final

In its fourth year, MCBD was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Their continuing mission is to raise awareness on 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.

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 holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that. This event has also proven to be an excellent way to compile a list of diverse children’s book titles and reviews for parents, grandparents, educators and librarians to use all year long.

Current Sponsors: For the MCBD 2017 event, the MCBD team welcomes some amazing Sponsors in place. Platinum Sponsors include, Scholastic, Barefoot Books and Broccoli. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, KidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle and Chronicle Books.

The MCBD Team would also like to also give a shout-out to their impressive CoHostswho not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View their CoHosts HERE.

Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with them on social media and be sure and look for/use their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

– Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MulticulturalChildrensBookDay

– Twitter https://twitter.com/MCChildsBookDay

I adore books and as the Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day I get so see, hold and read some pretty amazing works.

Not too long ago, I received a surprise package in the mail. The envelope was marked from Mighty Media Press in Minneapolis, Mn! YES! As a Minnesotan, I love, love love seeing publishers/books/authors in my own home state. The books that Marketing Director, Sammy Bosch, sent were delightful, but one in particular caught my eye along with my curious nine-year old (the same girl who loves to raid mom’s office to see “what cool books you got this week”).

Monster Needs Your Vote is a hardcover children’s book with vibrant illustrations from Wendy Grieb. Right inside the front cover I got a giggle and an “ahhh.” The giggle was from author Paul Czajak’s recounting of how he got an “F” with the words “get a tutor” on his college writing paper. Proof that even when people say you can’t, you CAN!

Paul now resides in New Jersey with his wife and his own “little monsters” and is the proud author of the adorable Monster & Me Series.

Monster & Me

The “ahhhh” moment came when I saw the message on the next page, ” To all the Librarians in the World. Your passion keeps our books alive!’

So.TRUE.

Monster Needs Your Vote is a great book about teaching kids to take a stand and fight for what they believe in.

monster needs your voteWhen Monster learns he is too young to vote, he runs for president instead! Through trial and error, he rallies his community together to save his local library from closing. This picture book features people of all ethnicities and religions coming together in the name of education, democracy and reading-a trifecta of awesome!

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Grab your copy of Monster HERE.

**Franticmommy was not compensated for this review. The opinions expressed here are purely my own.

**Some of these links are affiliate links. That seems means, if you click on a book link and buy, I will get a tiny commission. This goes towards mailing costs and fancy creamer for my coffee 🙂

Book Extension Activities

Get your young readers involved in campaigning with this super fun Monster Campaign Kit!

Monster Needs Your Vote

Curious about more books and activities centered about Presidency, voting and campaigning?

Check out this a very fun booklistprezt in honor of the upcoming elections season from Jump Into A Book.

 

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