I love my job.
No really. I am seriously in Book Heaven right now with all of the prep for the upcoming Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17). Take a gander at my storage closet in my office.
Those are all the gorgeous multicultural books for early readers, middle readers and YA that will ultimately be donated to deserving young readers, schools, organizations and libraries.
In case you’ve missed all the details, Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom are teaming up for the fourth year to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.This team effort takes shape in an online holiday that spans the globe, touches many lives and has a social reach in the millions.
If you are an author or a publisher, this event is amazing way to reach your ideal audience; the kids, parents, grandparents, educator and librarians who are always on the hunt for quality children’s books that allows readers of all ethnic orgins, special needs and cultures to “see themselves” in the pages of a book.
BUT, ALL Sponsorship levels will be CLOSING on January 6, 2017!
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 holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that. This event has also proven to be an excellent way to compile a list of diverse children’s book titles and reviews for parents, grandparents, educators and librarians to use all year-long.
Current Sponsors: MCBD2017 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board. Platinum Sponsors include Scholastic, Barefoot Books and Broccoli. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Fathers Incorporated, KidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle, Chronicle Books and Pomello Books
Author Sponsor include: Karen Leggett Abouraya, Veronica Appleton, Susan Bernardo, Kathleen Burkinshaw, Maria Dismondy, D.G. Driver, Geoff Griffin, Savannah Hendricks, Stephen Hodges, Carmen Bernier-Grand,Vahid Imani, Gwen Jackson, Hena, Kahn, David Kelly, Mariana Llanos, Natasha Moulton-Levy, Teddy O’Malley, Stacy McAnulty, Cerece Murphy, Miranda Paul, Annette Pimentel, Greg Ransom, Sandra Richards, Elsa Takaoka, Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Sarah Stevenson, Andrea Y. Wang
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 work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
If you know of someone interested in Sponsorship details, have them go HERE for the scoop. Don’t delay! All Sponsorship levels close 1/6/17!
There are also plenty Author Sponsorships available as well and it is an exceptionally good way for an author to get their multicultural children’s book in front of a captive audience. During our January, 27 2016 event, this initiative garnered over 93 million social media impressions. That is a lot of eyeballs on our diverse kids’ books information, authors and publishers!
But, if this of interest to you or an author you know, don’t delay! The deadline for ALL Sponsorship levels January, 6, 2017. We want to allow plenty of time to share the details of our authors and sponsors before the big day on 1/27/17. Please go HERE to view extended details and benefits of all of our Sponsorship Levels including Author Sponsors.
Being an Author Sponsor for this event gives books and authors visibility, traffic, social media support and an “in” with a vibrant readership and support system for a very affordable rate of $100. We also work very hard to match our author sponsors with book reviewers to give their work even more exposure. Currently we have over 350 children’s book reviewer who are standing by and ready to review books in January. And this year we aren’t limiting reviewers to bloggers only. Those moms and book lovers who have vibrant Facebook, YouTube and Instagram channels will be able to review books as well and share their reviews on these powerful social media channels.
All book reviews will be compiled the day of the event in a huge Linky Party that doubles as a reading and book resource list for parents, teachers, caregivers and libraries. This linky will be present all year along on the MCBD site, on Jump Into a Book and PragmaticMom along will all 17 CoHosts’ sites.
MCBD Links to remember:
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free KINDNESS Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators:
Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents: http://bit.ly/1sZ5s8i
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with is on social media and be sure and look for/use their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.
Thank you so much for your support!
**For questions or inquires, email the MCBD Project Manager at Becky@multiculturalchildrensbookday.com