Diverse Kid Lit September 2nd, 2018

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children's book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children's Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.
DiverseKidLit
We hope this community serves as a resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, October 6th and the first Saturday of each month.

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

Katie @ The Logonauts Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Becky @ Franticmommmy Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Bethany @ Biracial Bookworms Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Carolina @ La Clase de Sra. DuFault Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Marjorie @ Mirrors Windows Doors Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Myra @ Gathering Books Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Shoumi Sen, Author of Toddler Diaries Blog / Twitter / Facebook
Svenja @ Colours of Us
Want to be notified when the next #diversekidlit linkup goes live? Click here to join the mailing list. Interested in joining as a host or an occasional co-host? Contact katie at thelogonauts.com. (Never participated in a linkup before? Please click here for a more detailed step-by-step.)

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Diverse Kid Lit June 18th, 2018

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children's book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children's Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.
DiverseKidLit
We hope this community serves as a resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, July 7th and the first Saturday of each month.

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

Katie @ The Logonauts Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest

Becky @ Franticmommmy Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram

Bethany @ Biracial Bookworms Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads

Carolina @ La Clase de Sra. DuFault Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+

Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram

Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+

 Marjorie @ Mirrors Windows Doors Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest

Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram

Myra @ Gathering Books Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads

 Shoumi Sen, Author of Toddler Diaries Blog / Twitter / Facebook

Want to be notified when the next #diversekidlit linkup goes live? Click here to join the mailing list. Interested in joining as a host or an occasional co-host? Contact katie at thelogonauts.com. (Never participated in a linkup before? Please click here for a more detailed step-by-step.)

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Diverse Kid Lit, April 8th, 2018

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children's book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children's Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.
DiverseKidLit
We hope this community serves as a resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, May 5th and the first Saturday of each month.

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

Katie @ The Logonauts Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Becky @ Franticmommmy Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Bethany @ Biracial Bookworms Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Carolina @ La Clase de Sra. DuFault Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Marjorie @ Mirrors Windows Doors Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Myra @ Gathering Books Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Shoumi Sen, Author of Toddler Diaries Blog / Twitter / Facebook
Want to be notified when the next #diversekidlit linkup goes live? Click here to join the mailing list. Interested in joining as a host or an occasional co-host? Contact katie at thelogonauts.com. (Never participated in a linkup before? Please click here for a more detailed step-by-step.)

Get #DiverseKidLit Recommendations on Pinterest!

Our Pinterest board highlights a wide range of amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children's Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!

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Diverse Kid Lit March 3rd, 2018

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children's book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children's Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.
DiverseKidLit
We hope this community serves as a resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, April 7th and the first Saturday of each month.

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

The most-clicked post from the previous #diversekidlit was Lu and Bean Read's podcast interview with our own Bethany Edwards about Finding the Best Biracial Kids Books. Click on over to hear the whole podcast and to see a list of the books Bethany recommends!

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

Katie @ The Logonauts Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Becky @ Franticmommmy Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Bethany @ Biracial Bookworms Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Carolina @ La Clase de Sra. DuFault Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Marjorie @ Mirrors Windows Doors Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Myra @ Gathering Books Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Shoumi Sen, Author of Toddler Diaries Blog / Twitter / Facebook
Want to be notified when the next #diversekidlit linkup goes live? Click here to join the mailing list. Interested in joining as a host or an occasional co-host? Contact katie at thelogonauts.com. (Never participated in a linkup before? Please click here for a more detailed step-by-step.)

Get #DiverseKidLit Recommendations on Pinterest!

Our Pinterest board highlights a wide range of amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children's Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!

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Diverse Kid Lit, February 3rd, 2018

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children's book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. Did you miss celebrating Multicultural Children's Book Day on January 27th? Never fear! You can check out all the highlights of the Twitter party and conversation, as well as check out 100s of diverse book recommendations here.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children's Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.
DiverseKidLit
We hope this community serves as a resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, March 3rd and the first Saturday of each month.

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

The most-clicked post from the previous #diversekidlit was Myra's version of the linkup including her review of the absolutely charming Worm Loves Worm! (I waited in line at NCTE a few years back to get an advanced copy of this picture book - such a great way to share with kids about how love is love is love.) Thanks, Myra!

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

Katie @ The Logonauts Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Becky @ Franticmommmy Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Bethany @ Biracial Bookworms Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Carolina @ La Clase de Sra. DuFault Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Marjorie @ Mirrors Windows Doors Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Myra @ Gathering Books Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Shoumi Sen, Author of Toddler Diaries Blog / Twitter / Facebook
Want to be notified when the next #diversekidlit linkup goes live? Click here to join the mailing list. Interested in joining as a host or an occasional co-host? Contact katie at thelogonauts.com. (Never participated in a linkup before? Please click here for a more detailed step-by-step.)

Get #DiverseKidLit Recommendations on Pinterest!

Our Pinterest board highlights a wide range of amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children's Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!

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Yumy's Extraordinary Collection






Yumy's Extraordinary Collection is a great story to start out the conversation about family traditions and heritage. 
I like how the author gives some personal background before telling the end of the story. The reader is engaged into the book until the very end. The pages tell us about a valuable and meaningful tradition passed over generations.  Yummy is a happy little girl who is surrounded by many different types of serious collectors in her family. The collections become part of the family  and Yumy is interested being part of it in a very, very special way. 
I like how the drawings and characters represent identity, culture and history. The colors are bright and the writing is easy to follow. The reader can easily make connections with his/her personal life and even start a new hobby! 

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ 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.  

Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.


2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors

2018 Author Sponsors
Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo,  Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles,  Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and MysticPrincesses.com, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn, Real Dads Read, Greg Ransom, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen,  Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and  MFL Publishing  Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham  Author Natasha Yim
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 works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.
Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party! http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/twitter-party-great-conversations-fun-prizes-chance-readyourworld-1-27-18/
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teacher-classroom-empathy-kit/
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

Diverse Kid Lit, January 6th, 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children's book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children's Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.
DiverseKidLit
We hope this community serves as a resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, February 3rd and the first Saturday of each month.

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

The most-clicked post from the previous #diversekidlit was Nicholette's post at Mixed Family Life announcing the publication of her first-ever book, Ibari's Curls. This sounds like a great addition to any book collection seeking to celebrate children's unique qualities. Congratulations, Nicholette!

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

Katie @ The Logonauts Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest
 Becky @ Franticmommmy Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram
 Bethany @ Biracial Bookworms Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Carolina @ La Clase de Sra. DuFault Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+
 Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram
 Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+
 Marjorie @ Mirrors Windows Doors Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram
 Myra @ Gathering Books Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads
 Shoumi Sen, Author of Toddler Diaries Blog / Twitter / Facebook

Want to be notified when the next #diversekidlit linkup goes live? Click here to join the mailing list. Interested in joining as a host or an occasional co-host? Contact katie at thelogonauts.com. (Never participated in a linkup before? Please click here for a more detailed step-by-step.)

Get #DiverseKidLit Recommendations on Pinterest!

Our Pinterest board highlights a wide range of amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children's Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!

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