Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children's Literature

It's finally January 27, 2014!

A special thanks to  Jump Into A Book and 
Pragmatic Mom for hosting this wonderful event that brings about awareness.

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.

I would like to say THANK YOU to all of the sponsors of this event!


One of our generous book donators for MCCBD is Barefoot Books and they are hosting a giveaway on their Facebook page on Monday, Jan. 27 (9 a.m ET). (

Enter to win a full set of all Wisdom Tales books! Act now, time is running out.

I am honored to review Custer's Last Battle by Paul Goble. This wonderful story was contributed to this event by Wisdom Tales Press.

Title: Custer's Last Battle: Red Hawk's Account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Author: Paul Goble
Illustrations: Paul Goble
Publisher: Wisdom Tales Press
ISBN: 9781937786113


Learning about history is interesting and quite fulfilling. Award winning author Paul Goble takes readers on a journey through American history which involves a battle between Native Americans and the Seventh U.S. Cavalry in 1876. This battle took place on the Little Bighorn River.

This retelling is based from actual accounts of witnesses and Native American resources. Joe Medicine Crow, at 98 years, was alive and met with Cheyenne, Arapaho, Sioux, and the Crow scouts who were at the battle. His grandfather, White Man Runs Him, was an Indian scout for George Armstrong Custer, a national hero of the Civil War.

Sitting Bull had his circle of Hunkpapas at the southern end of the encampment. Black Moon and Gall were with him. That summer Sitting Bull was chief over all the others and he led us to the valley to get away from the soldiers whom he knew were somewhere looking for our camp. Sitting Bull was no coward. But fighting is for warriors and his first thoughts were for the safety of the women and children.”

Along with this amazing story are colorful illustrations. The artwork provides a sense of the battle withholding the gore that would have accompanied the actual events. Readers will learn Native American terms as the story unfolds from a fictitious character named Oglala. Parents and teachers can utilize this tool to open up dialogue about American history, Native American history and the culture that exists even today.

This book will be donated to a school library in the Shawnee Mission School District.

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  1. Thank you so much for joining us for Multicultural Children's Book Day and for your thorough review of Custer's Last Stand. I love Goble's beautiful illustrations!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting and allowing me to participate.


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