Our family loves to travel. We enjoy seeing new places and learning about new cultures. We also really like to read books. Clarissa and I read about different places all the time. I try to expose her to people who don’t live like her so that she can see that there are so many different ways that people live around the world. When I heard about Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I knew I wanted to participate.
The website has several resources for teachers and families. There will also be a Twitter party on January 25, 2019 at 9PM EST (7AM in Korea January 26) with several giveaways. There are links at the bottom of this post.
Clarissa and I had different opinions about the book. I enjoyed the story. I liked that it was about a girl who was younger than her boy cousin but was still brave enough to compete with him at basketball, even though he won the last time they played two years ago. I liked that LaDonna came from a wonderful African American extended family and was attending a family reunion of sorts. Clarissa liked that LaDonna had a pet frog.
The author used great adjectives and descriptions in her book. The language was easy to understand and the dialog was realistic. I thought the story was great. The illustrations weren’t my favorite. Clarissa didn’t like the pictures either. She isn’t familiar with basketball so I think that is why she had a hard time with the story.
From the Organizers:
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!
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.
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Make A Way Media: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual @McChildsBookDay 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 ( a prize every 5 minutes!). 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.