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Why our country needs Multicultural Children’s Book Day more important than ever

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Multicultural Children's Book Day

Now more than ever…

Now more than ever, a message of hope, compassion, empathy and understanding is needed.

Now more than ever, children need to see themselves reflected in the pages of the books they read. Readers of all ages need to be able to “read their world” to both see themselves, and those are who different, whether by culture, religion, sexual orientation, special needs or ethnicity.

Now more than ever, we need to come together as a nation of beautifully diverse people.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is proud to offer an initiative and holiday that encourages discovery, hope, acceptance and exploration through the pages of diverse children’s literature.

As our fourth Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday approaches on January 27, 2017, we are thrilled to have you as part of our amazing community of supporters! With enthusiasm, optimism and hope, we are preparing for MCBD 2017 and hope you will, again, join our celebration of diversity through children’s books.

Ways to Get Involved with MCBD 2017

Here are a few ways you can participate in Multicultural Children’s Book Day:

1. {Authors/Publishers} Donate Books. For our last MCCBD we had over 200 well-established bloggers reviewing multicultural books on their blogs with a huge link-up the week for the event. We also welcome quality multicultural children’s books to donate to libraries, organizations and classrooms. Learn how to donate a diverse children’s book HERE.

2. {Parents/Librarians/Teachers/KidLit Lovers} Free Book. MCBD offers a free diverse children’s book to parents, grandparents and educators that are willing to write a review and this year we are not limiting reviewers to just bloggers. Just share on your review on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or your blog. More on thatHERE. We also are giving diversity books to teachers for their classroom library HERE.

3. {Everyone} Be a MCBD 2017 Sponsor:Sponsorship is not only a great way to support this event; it is an excellent way to get your name (and your books) in front of thousands of readers. We’ve attached sponsorship info to this email and our Sponsorship levels range from Platinum to Author Level and “Friends of MCCBD” to fit any budget.

4. Connect with us on social media and share, share, share! Our official hashtag is #ReadYourWorld

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MulticulturalChildrensBookDay

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/MCChildsBookDay

– Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pragmaticmom/multicultural-books-for-kids/

We also have Multicultural Children’s Book Day Free Resources, Booklists, and Extension Activities for Teachers and Parents HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

Mia, Valarie and Becky

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