Valarie from Jump Into a Book and I welcome to you Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
We have a wonderful group of bloggers who are posting today!!
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The United States is transforming into a multi-ethnic nation; a true melting pot where ethnic diversity will soon be the majority. Research from the Center for Media Research calls the newest generation Plurals: America’s Last Generation With Caucasian Majority.
The proportion of Caucasians in America will continue to diminish, creating a pluralistic society, one in which there isn’t a majority ethnicity or race. In 2019, live births in America will be less than 50% Caucasian, making the Pluralist Generation the last generation with a Caucasian majority. In 2042, the entire population will be less than 50% Caucasian and America will literally become a pluralistic society.
Such sweeping demographic changes in the United States will reflect the world at large, making it more important than ever for children to learn about other cultures. We think one way to teach kids is through books and we thank you all for helping us celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day today!
We wanted to thank our sponsors for helping us make this day happen:
Because our aim is to get more multicultural books into the hands of kids, we are doing some giveaways!
Enter to win a full set of Wisdom Tales Press books here.
Valarie and I are giving away ten books from Barefoot Books! Please enter the Rafflecopter below to win the entire set!
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I will be also be giving away a signed copy of Greenhorn by Anna Olswanger who let me know that today is also the U.N.’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. To win, please enter the Rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Happy Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
We are so happy that you are here to join us!
Please link up your posts on children’s books with diversity themes and/or leave a comment with a book that you’d like to share.
If you like to join our Pinterest Board, Multicultural Books for Kids, please follow the board and email me your Pinterest email.
If you want to share photos, video or a post of how you are celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day, please email me your links or photos and I will include it in a future post about how this day went. My email is pragmaticmomblog (at) gmail (dot) com.
Please visit a few blogs on the linky and leave a comment and/or share on your social media. Thanks for helping to get the word out about great multicultural books for kids!
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.