Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Read Your World
January 27, 2015

Our 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.
     Children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom teamed up in late 2013 to create an ambitious (and much needed) national event. On January 27th, 2015 this dynamic duo will be hosting yet another Multicultural Children’s Book Day as a way of celebrating diversity in children’s books.

     The Multicultural Children’s Book Day team hopes to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along via book reviews, author visits, multicultural booklists and visit the huge multicultural book review link-up that will occur on the MCCBD website 1/27/15.
Here are some ways you can help us celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day
  • Visit The Multicultural Children’s Book Day website and view our booklists, reading resources and other useful multicultural information.
  • Visit our Multicultural Books for Kids Pinterest Board for more reading ideas.
  • Have children bring in their favorite multicultural book to school on this day and share it with the class.
  • Watch for the #ReadYourWorld hashtag on social media and share.
  • Visit our Diversity Book Lists and Resources for Educators and Parents on our website.
  • Visit MCCBD sponsors (you can find them HERE)
  • Create a Multicultural Children’s Book Day display around the classroom or library.
  • Visit The Multicultural Children’s Book Day website on January 27th to view and participate in our huge blogger link-up, multicultural book reviews, giveaways and more!
Other Fun Details:
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-MCCBD now has its own Paper.li! A Paper.li is a free online newspaper that aggregates information on the topic of multicultural books for kids from all over the Internet. Please feel free subscribe and stay up-to-date with this topic.
-Connect with us on our new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MulticulturalChildrensBookDay
-Connect with us on our new Twitter https://twitter.com/MCChildsBookDay
If you would like more information, or have questions regarding Multicultural Children’s Book Day, please contact Valarie Budayr at Valarie@AudreyPress.com or Mia Wenjen at pragmaticmomblog@gmail.com
Thank you so much for your support!

About me:

Kristi's Book Nook takes pride in sharing stories that feature people and characters of color. As more writers of color are being recognized for their efforts, hard work and dedication, our children will be able to truly see themselves in stories they read and share. This is my dream, and I invite you to share and celebrate with me.

Celebrate Black History & Authors Every Day.

I am a parent, blogger, reviewer and a writer. Reading is important and I encourage parents and children to pick up a book whenever possible. I started Kristi's Book Nook so that I could share my book discoveries with you. What you will find are treasures that will inspire, educate and help readers re-think the possibilites of their world.

About Me
I graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, with minors in Education and Minority Studies. I write fiction and nonfiction books for children. I am a former contributing editor for the National Writing For Children Center and a book reviewer for Tiger Tales Books, The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database, National Geographic Kids, Media Masters Publicity,  Kar-Ben Publishing, Wisdom Tales Press, Wigu Publishing and Book Pleasures. I was a parenting expert for Bizymoms in which I provided insightful articles on parenting and family life. I was a featured blogger at The Raise Foundation and had featured posts the first Monday of the month. I also love the art of the interview and create articles that capture the essence of human kind as well as provide important and helpful information to the reader at Ezine.

To help me achieve my goal of becoming a better writer and book reviewer, I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Association of Children's Authors and Illustrators of Color (ACAIC), the Kansas City Writers Meetup Group, The Kansas City Authors Group and I have a certificate in  Writing for Children & Teenagers from The Institute of Children's Literature.



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