Kristi's Book Nook is celebrating Multicutural Children's Book Day for the 6th year and this year I'm a Co-Host. I'm offering 2 very cool book giveaways but you have to scroll all the way through the post to see the books and my reviews.
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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 (1/25/19) is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.
MCBD 2019 is honored to have the following Medallion Sponsors on board!
*View our 2019 Medallion Sponsors here: https://wp.me/P5tVud-
*View our 2019 MCBD Author Sponsors here: https://wp.me/P5tVud-2eN
*View our 2019 MCBD Author Sponsors here: https://wp.me/P5tVud-2eN
Medallion Level Sponsors
Super Platinum: Make A Way Media
GOLD: Bharat Babies, Candlewick Press, Chickasaw Press, Juan Guerra and The Little Doctor / El doctorcito, KidLitTV, Lerner Publishing Group, Plum Street Press,
SILVER: Capstone Publishing, Carole P. Roman, Author Charlotte Riggle, Huda Essa, The Pack-n-Go Girls,
BRONZE: Charlesbridge Publishing, Judy Dodge Cummings, Author Gwen Jackson, Kitaab World, Language Lizard – Bilingual & Multicultural Resources in 50+ Languages, Lee & Low Books, Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul, Redfin, Author Gayle H. Swift, T.A. Debonis-Monkey King’s Daughter, TimTimTom Books, Lin Thomas, Sleeping Bear Press/Dow Phumiruk, Vivian Kirkfield,
MCBD 2019 is honored to have the following Author Sponsors on board
Honorary: Julie Flett, Mehrdokht Amini,
Author Janet Balletta, Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Josh Funk, Chitra Soundar, One Globe Kids – Friendship Stories, Sociosights Press and Almost a Minyan, Karen Leggett, Author Eugenia Chu, CultureGroove Books, Phelicia Lang and Me On The Page, L.L. Walters, Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Hayley Barrett, Sonia Panigrah, Author Carolyn Wilhelm, Alva Sachs and Dancing Dreidels, Author Susan Bernardo, Milind Makwana and A Day in the Life of a Hindu Kid, Tara Williams, Veronica Appleton, Author Crystal Bowe, Dr. Claudia May, Author/Illustrator Aram Kim, Author Sandra L. Richards, Erin Dealey, Author Sanya Whittaker Gragg, Author Elsa Takaoka, Evelyn Sanchez-Toledo, Anita Badhwar, Author Sylvia Liu, Feyi Fay Adventures, Author Ann Morris, Author Jacqueline Jules, CeCe & Roxy Books, Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace, LEUYEN PHAM, Padma Venkatraman, Patricia Newman and Lightswitch Learning, Shoumi Sen, Valerie Williams-Sanchez and Valorena Publishing, Traci Sorell, Shereen Rahming, Blythe Stanfel, Christina Matula, Julie Rubini, Paula Chase, Erin Twamley, Afsaneh Moradian, Lori DeMonia, Claudia Schwam, Terri Birnbaum/ RealGirls Revolution, Soulful Sydney, Queen Girls Publications, LLC
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
Co-Hosts and Global Co-Hosts
A Crafty Arab, Agatha Rodi Books, All Done Monkey, Barefoot Mommy, Biracial Bookworms, Books My Kids Read, Crafty Moms Share, Colours of Us, Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes, Descendant of Poseidon Reads, Educators Spin on it, Growing Book by Book, Here Wee Read, Joy Sun Bear/ Shearin Lee, Jump Into a Book, Imagination Soup,Jenny Ward’s Class, Kid World Citizen, Kristi’s Book Nook, The Logonauts, Mama Smiles, Miss Panda Chinese, Multicultural Kid Blogs, Raising Race Conscious Children, Shoumi Sen, Spanish Playground
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Make A Way Media: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/25/19 at 9:00pm.E.S.T. TONS of prizes and book bundles will be given away during the party. GO HERE for more details.
FREE RESOURCES From MCBD
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://
multiculturalchildrensbookday. com/teacher-classroom-empathy- kit/
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.
Title: Mela and the Elephant
Author: Dow Phumiruk
Illustrations: Ziyue Chen
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Mela was a young girl who lived by the Ping River in Thailand. She left to do some exploring for the day. Her brother wanted to tag along but had nothing to offer her if she were to take him with her. As a result, he had to stay home. On her adventure, Mela captured a large fish in her uncle’s boat, then was caught in rushing waters and then stuck in roots of a tree. Mela was lost in the deep jungle.
Mela asked for help when she was approached by a crocodile, leopard and three monkeys. She offered up her fish, sweater and backpack. They all run off without helping her. Stuck in the jungle at nightfall, Mela was alone and cold. When she was approached by an elephant with nothing to offer for assistance what do you think happened to Mela?
Author Dow Phumiruk is a pediatrician born in Thailand. This new fable is beautifully illustrated and shares a story of kindness. Parents, teachers and caregivers can discuss kindness, friendship and how to be compassionate. Beginner readers will find the simple sentence structure easy to navigate. Young listeners could also draw and color these characters for a fun addition to their story time.
Dow Phumiruk is a Thailand native and pediatrician, but art has always been her true love, so she chose to be a stay-at-home mom and artist. She is an author and illustrator, and currently teaches med school students part-time.
Title: Nina the Neighborhood Ninja
Author: Sonia Panigrahy
Illustrations: Hazel Quintanilla
Publisher: Tiny Sparks Press
Nina puts on her cape and searches for ways to help in her neighborhood. She is smart, strong and speedy. As a super hero she has a sidekick firefly named Fiona. Together they spend the day rescuing a baby bird and building a shelter for a kitten before a rain storm sets in. After a busy day Nina is tired and wet but still managed to save a family of turtles stuck in the sand. Nothing gets in the way of Nina and her sidekick. Nina’s new friends wanted to show their appreciation what do you think they did?
Author Sonia Panigrahy shares a fun story of girl power. Young readers will enjoy the colorful illustrations and ease of reading. Parents and teachers can discuss with young listeners how they can be a neighborhood ninja and help others in their community.