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Winners of the Multicultural Back to School Library Book Giveaway

Winners – Big Multicultural Back to School Library Book Giveaway

In September KidLit TV launched our first ever Big Multicultural Back to School Library Book Giveaway! We partnered with Pragmatic Mom, Jump into a Book, Franticmommy and Multicultural Children’s Book Day, to give parents, teachers, and librarians a chance to win a multicultural book bundle for their school library. The results are in!

Multicultural Back to School Library Book Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of our very first Big Multicultural Back to School Library Book Giveaway! KidLit TV will be shipping off books to the libraries below, in the name of each winner.

WINNER: Margaret Barham

LIBRARY: The Exploris School (Elementary Campus) – Raleigh, NC

WINNER: Johana Castillo

LIBRARY: North Grade Elementary – Lake Worth, FL

WINNER: Twila Claycomb

LIBRARY: Oswayo Valley Middle School – Shinglehouse, PA

WINNER: Kelly Gesser

LIBRARY: Potowmack Elementary School – Sterling, VA

WINNER:  Margaret Hufstedler

LIBRARY: Alton Elementary School – Alton, MO

WINNER: Lauren Lim

LIBRARY: Myford Elementary School – Irvine, CA

WINNER:  Becky Morales

LIBRARY: Colony Meadows Elementary School – Sugar Land, TX

WINNER:  Alison McKinney

LIBRARY: Round Hill Elementary School – Washingtonville, NY

WINNER:  Jennifer Verbrugge

LIBRARY: Expo Elementary School – St. Paul, MN

WINNER:  Anjanette Young

LIBRARY: Donner Springs Elementary School – Reno, NV

We put out a call for diverse books and publishers listened. We’d like to thank the publishers below for donating books to the giveaway.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Candlewick Press

Abrams Books

Dreamscape Media

Dial Books

Lee & Low Books


Books featured in the giveaway bundle include:

The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan

Beauty and The Beast by H. Chuku Lee, illustrations by Pat Cummings

The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

Gone Crazy In Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Seeds of Friendship by Michael Foreman

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown, illustrations by Sara Palacios

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Rafael López, illustrated by Samantha R. Vamos

Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words by Karen Legg, illustrated by L. C. Wheatley

We urge parents, teachers, and librarians to support publishers who have a diverse roster of authors, illustrators, and titles.

You don’t have to wait until next year to enter our giveaway (yes, we’ll be doing this again!). There are many school and local libraries in need of new, or used books in great condition. Please consider donating a book or creating a book drive to support your local schools and libraries.


PragmaticmomPragmatic Mom
Pragmatic Mom was born of several circumstances; one child’s lackluster academic year, a mishap during a reading session, and realizing it was okay for a mom to love kid lit more than adult fiction. Mia Wenjen chronicles her family’s journey through education, parenting, and children’s literature via Pragmatic Mom. Mia is a leader in literacy and parenting. She is one of the co-founders of Multicultural Children’s Book Day.

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Jump Into A BookJump into a Book
Jump into a Book (JIAB) is a site about the love of children’s books and how they can be incorporated into our everyday lives through play, crafting, cooking, movies, games, traveling and author visits. At JIAB, they strive to pull books off shelves and stories off pages to create reading experiences for families. Amazon and iTunes best-selling author and founder of Audrey Press, Valarie Budayr is a play and reading advocate, whose mission is to inspire children, families, and communities to experience and create a world together through books while having fun.

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Rebecca Flansburg (a.k.a Franticmommy), is a freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant., is filled with laughter and love about the joys of parenthood. Rebecca is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoying life beyond the cubicle, and find clarity in the work/life/family balance.

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Multicultural Children's Book DayMulticultural Children’s Book Day
Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s (MCCBD) mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.Children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom have teamed up to create an ambitious (and much needed) national event.  On January 27th, 2014 Jump into a Book and Pragmatic Mom presented the very first Multicultural Children’s Book Day as a way of celebrating diversity in children’s books. The results and support overwhelming as authors, publishers, parents, teachers, bloggers and librarians joined forces to offer up an online event designed to shine the spotlight on diversity in children’s literature.

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KidLitTVKidLit TV
KidLit TV is a community of authors, illustrators, educators, and parents all working together to bring great books to kids. We hope to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Click here for more.

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