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The prep for the upcoming Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is humming right along! 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.
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.
For the MCBD 2017 event, we have been very blessed to already have some amazing Sponsors in place. Our very first Platinum Sponsor, Scholastic, has signed on and we are beyond thrilled to have their support. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, KidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle and Chronicle Books. If you know of someone interested in Sponsorship details, have them go HERE for the scoop.
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, 1, 2017. We want to allow plenty of time to share the details of our authors and sponsors before the big day on 1/127/16. 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 250 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 16 CoHosts’ sites.
Again, don’t delay on becoming part of this global online event! The deadline for ALL Sponsorship levels January, 1, 2017. Please go HERE to view extended details and benefits of all of our Sponsorship Levels including Author Sponsors.
Don’t forget to connect with is on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld!
– Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MulticulturalChildrensBookDay
– Twitter https://twitter.com/MCChildsBookDay
Thank you so much for your support!
**For questions or inquires, email the MCBD Project Manager at Becky@multiculturalchildrensbookday.com