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Multicultural Children’s Book Day

The Children’s Book Council’s CBC Diversity committee is partnering with Multicultural Children’s Book Day in 2020. This national celebration includes book recommendations from diverse children’s book authors on the Multicultural Book Day blog.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day also provides resources for your classroom, or library, including book giveaways! For more info visit: www.multiculturalchildrensbookday.com

Multicultural Children’s Book Day,  a national non-profit, created to raise awareness around diversity in children’s literature so that all kids can see themselves in books.  The mission of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day is to put diverse children’s books on shelves and into the hands of children and families across the country.



CLASSROOM “EMPATHY” KIT:   The free Classroom Empathy Kit is ready! Educators, parents and librarians can receive a free classroom kit that includes:

  • List of books to assist on Understanding Immigration and Refugees (for ages 4 -12)
  • Classroom Immigration/Refugee Activity Guide
  • “Empathy” Poster from award-winning author Juana Medina
  • Multicultural Children’s Book Day Poster

DIVERSITY BOOK LISTS: Curated lists of books about diverse topics including: countries, religions, holidays, ethnicities, in addition to special needs and LGBTQ

To learn more about Multicultural Children’s Book Day (501c3),  follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.


About Multicultural Children’s Book Day

2020 marks the 7th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day, (MCBD) and the program continues to grow with last year, generating more than 3.8 billion social media share impressions over three days (before, during, after).  It’s the brainchild of two women, bloggers and authors, Mia Wenjen (Pragmatic Mom) and Valerie Budayr (Jump into Books).


About the Founders

Mia Wenjen is a mom and founder of PragmaticMom, a blog about education, parenting and children’s book (particularly diverse reads). Wenjen is a Harvard grad with a love of children’s books (picture books through middle grade) and sneaking in teachable moments in art, science, math, foreign language and language arts. Mia is passionate about getting kids excited about reading and helping parents ensure that their child is successful at school. Mia is half Japanese and half Chinese American and married to a Korean American. She lives near Boston.

Valarie Budayr is a mom, CEO of Audrey Press, and founder of Jump Into a Book blog, and  is a best-selling children’s author of The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our GardenA Year in The Secret Garden , The Ultimate Guide To Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Dragons Are Real. She is passionate about making kid’s books come alive and is proud to be a play and reading advocate. Valarie’s mission is to inspire young readers, educators, families and communities, to experience our world together while having fun.  Valarie is Muslim, originally from Sweden and speaks 5 languages including Arabic.  Valarie resides in Tennessee.


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