Last year for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, author and illustrator Robert Liu-Trujillo donated his talent to create our very first downloadable poster. You can view it here: Multicultural Children’s Book Day FREE Downloadable Poster.
This year we have a new Multicultural Children’s Book Day poster for our January 27th, 2017 event and it’s by world renown author/illustrator, Demi! We are also using her wonderful artwork for the cover of our Multicultural Children’s Book Day eBook so you will see it again!
You might recognize Demi from her best selling picture book, The Empty Pot. She wrote a sequel to it, The Greatest Power. Demi’s books have sold over half a million copies and her work has been appreciated by many people across the globe, including the Dalai Lama and the Pope. The Empty Pot was selected by former First Lady Barbara Bush as one of the books for ABC Radio Network Program Mrs. Bush’s Story Time, sponsored by the Children’s Literacy Initiative. Demi’s book Gandhi was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. To read Wisdom Tales Press’ extended biography about this amazing and talented lady, go HERE.
Demi is the great-grand daughter of the American painter William Morris Hunt, and the great-grand niece of architect Richard Morris Hunt. She earned her nickname as a young child when her father started calling her “demi” because she was half the size of her sister.
MCBD co-founders Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen have both been fans of Demi’s work for many years. In 2015, Valarie even created a robust blog post on her site, Jump Into a Book, called 19 Books Celebrating China with Author Demi. Mia used The Greatest Power for a 2nd grade enrichment unit on China.
As you can imagine, we were thrilled and overjoyed to have Demi create a breath-taking signature poster for our 2017 event. Many thanks to Demi for her graciousness and passion for supporting children’s books and literacy.
NOW, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Time for the 2017 MCBD 2017 Reveal …
Click on the image to download or visit this DropBox file to grab your copy of this amazing artistry from Demi for MCBD2017!
And did you know that we are giving a FREE diversity children’s book to parents, caregivers, grandparents who will post their book review on Facebook or Instagram or YouTube or their blog?
And Teachers can also get a FREE diversity children’s book for their classroom library by simply signing up?
FREE diversity children’s books for Multicultural Children’s Book Day! That’s what we do!