#RaisingReaders Monday: Multicultural Children’s Book Day

kateywrites

I’m happy to be part of the team bringing you posts, links, and contests for Multicultural Children’s Book Day.

The Multicultural Children’s Book Day team hopes to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along via book reviews, author visits, and multicultural book lists and to visit the huge multicultural book review link-up that will occur on the MCCBD website 1/27/15.

I asked my kids to look through our shelves and bring me their favorite books that explored other cultures or featured characters from other cultures/backgrounds.  Once I weeded out the books about witch school, monsters, and fairies (“Yes, kids, those are different cultures. I meant…

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