Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Kristi's Book Nook is celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

Our Mission: The MCCBD team’s mission 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 the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.

The co-creators of this unique event are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press. You can find a bio for Mia and Valarie here. CoHost websites.

Multicultural Children’s Book day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors! #ReadYourWorld

Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Host and you can view them here.

For a chance to win be sure to share and use #ReadYourWorld.

Title: The Monkey King’s Daughter
Author: T.A. DeBonis
Illustrations: John Forcucci
Publisher:  Todd A. DeBonis, DVTV Film
ISBN:  9780967809441

Meilin was your average 14-year-old girl. Living in California was supposed to be sun, surf, celebrities and shopping. Her parents couldn’t seem to let go of their Chinese heritage and the altars for Buddah. Another cherished item by her family was the statue of a Monkey King. Other concerns Meilin had were never knowing her father and how sad her mother always seemed to be.

Meilin will soon have a birthday. Just once she would like to have a regular birthday party with her friends and even hamburgers. She finds the nerve to ask her mom who reluctantly approves. But unfortunately, Meilin is old enough to finally learn about her family history and who her father really was. The news doesn’t come easy for her. The question Meilin will have to ask herself is, is she ready to step up to a heritage she knows nothing about? Is her longing for a normal Chinese American life out of reach?

Author Todd DeBonis has created a series that has been used by China Care and several other Asian charities to raise funds. Soon there will be a feature film of this story and released in 2016.

The BIG news is this: for our upcoming Classroom Reading Challenge, Junior Library Guild has agreed to sponsor this portion of the MCCBD 2016 event and donate up to 200 books for classrooms and teachers!
The Classroom Reading Challenge is a new project for us but it is a way for teachers to sign up, read up to four multicultural books in their classroom and earn a free multicultural book from us. Having Junior Library Guild on board assures that the free book 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. More details HERE on the MCCBD Classroom Reading Challenge and please pass this on to any educator you know who would like a free diversity children's book for their classroom.
Thats all for now! Dont forget to use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld whenever possible too. Thanks for your support and we appreciate you guys!

-Reminder: The hashtag for this event is #ReadYourWorld

Thank you so much for your support!