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Guest post by Author, Afsaneh Moradian Happy Pride Month! As people march and hold events about the history and struggles of the LBGTQIA community for equality and civil rights, it’s also a time to celebrate and support the visibility of LGBTQIA folks. Much of the spirit of Pride this year is to highlight that gender […]

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Our much-anticipated July 1st Flash Sale for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is not far off so… Mark.Your.Calendars! During the July Flash Sale, the Author Sponsorship price of $129 will be slashed to $89 for Author sponsorships purchased in July for MCBD2020—that’s a 30% savings! NEW THIS YEAR-During this popular sale we are also offering […]

The post The 2020 Platinum Level & Author Sponsor July Flash Sale is COMING appeared first on Multicultural Children's Book Day.

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{guest post from Ajanta Chakraborty of CultureGroove}   Should non-Muslim kids celebrate Ramadan & Eid? You probably guessed it; the answer is a resounding yes! Mom/Dad, what is she wearing? Kids and their delightful loud questions in public, am I right? If your child hasn’t already asked it, they probably will when they see a […]

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One of the many missions of MCBD is to always be providing new diverse children’s book resources for young readers, parents, teachers, and librarians to utilize. One of our popular free offerings is our yearly downloadable Classroom Kits. In past years, MCBD has produced kits with themes that include Kindness, Empathy, and Poverty. All of these Kits contain […]

The post The 2019/2020 Free Classroom Kit is in the works! appeared first on Multicultural Children's Book Day.

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Guest post from author Shereen Rahming I was no more than seven or eight years old growing up in a tiny village in the relatively small country of Belize.  Almost everything I loved and knew existed in that single place.  The elementary school I attended was right next door in the community center grounds.  My […]

The post When Life Comes Full Circle: How a Mobile Library Expanded My World appeared first on Multicultural Children's Book Day.

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According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. Anxiety and big emotions are such a large part of our children’s lives these days. Our hunch is that […]

The post 9 Diverse Books for Anxious Kids appeared first on Multicultural Children's Book Day.

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Everyone loves a good story about perseverance, faith, and courage. This is especially true when the story comes with the opportunity to be exposed to a new language and culture. Dorje the Yak by Caryn Hartman is a tale of triumph over adversity. It follows the struggle of Dorje, and the struggle of Tibet, to […]

The post A Dual Language Picture Book about the Tibetan Culture appeared first on Multicultural Children's Book Day.

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May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers […]

The post Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates by Tim J. Myers appeared first on Multicultural Children's Book Day.

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Everyone has a story. That’s something children’s book author and retired architect, Debbie Mills, has known all her life. She, her husband, Peter, and the couple’s eight grown children also believe in the strong bond of family is everything and that belief is evident in this tight-knit family. After moving to Kerrville, Texas in 2007, […]

The post La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa / My Journey With Papa by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva appeared first on Multicultural Children's Book Day.

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guest post from Erika Probst   Up until several years ago, I lived in an idealistic world that I believed indicated we were in a post-racial society. We had moved beyond racism, hadn’t we? Sure, occasionally we’d see something about racism in the news, but most of society was not racist, right? Then my idealistic […]

The post Creating an Inclusive Community through Children’s Books appeared first on Multicultural Children's Book Day.

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