Excited! Got an email saying my MCBD 2017 book will be matched sometime this week!
I signed up to review a book and share my impressions on Multicultural Children’s Book Day, January 27. On that day blogs and social media will be buzzing with information about new books that celebrate multiculturalism.
Why is that important?
Here’s info from the founders:
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.
Check out a list of sponsors already signed up:
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.
Can’t wait to find out what my book will be!