In honor of our seventh Multicultural Children’s Book Day, we are increasing our Twitter Party Book Bundles prizes from five to SEVEN books!
More books, more diverse KidLit discussions, and more FUN!
Please join us Friday, January 31st
9 pm-10 pm EST
Use hashtag #ReadYourWorld to find the party
We will be giving away 14 book bundles plus 5 book bags from Capstone Publishing! In fact, we will be giving away one book bundle every five minutes In Real Time! We will announce each winner as each question closes out.
To ensure that we can reach the winners, we ask that everyone to please register for our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party here.
Below are the questions for our Twitter party with each prize pack!
Question 1 (9:00 pm): What are your favorite diversity authors, illustrators, and books? What about your kids?
Q1 Book Bundle Prize:
- Esther’s Grager by Martha Simpson
- Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala by Meenal Patel
- How to Code a Roller Coaster by Josh Funk
- Isaiah & The Chocolate Mountain by Valerie Williams Sanchez
- The School Science Competition by Avril O’Rielly
- Sissy Goes Tiny by Rebecca Flansburg & B.A. Norrgard
- When God Made the World by Matthew Paul
Question 2 (9:05 pm): What do you think about #OwnVoices versus having POC characters illustrated in books by non-POC/minority authors & illustrators?
Q2 Book Bundle Prize:
- Green Lantern Legacy by Minh Le
- Greenhorn by Anna Olswanger
- Diana: Princess of the Amazon by Victoria Ying
- Luz Del Mes by Maritza Mejia
- Stories by the Girlfriends Book Club, Baltimore by GFBCB
- Mia Marcotte and the Robot by Jeanne Wald
- Brandon Goes to Beijing by Eugenia Chu
Question 3 (9:10 pm): What diversity topics in children’s books do you wish there were more books on?
Q3 Book Bundle Prize (Middle Grade/YA Book Bundle):
- Martin and Bobby: A Journey Towards Justice by Claire Murphy
- The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
- Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatramen
- Rebels & Revolutions by Judy Dodge Cummings
- New Kid by Jerry Craft
- The Red Zone: An Earthquake Story by Silvia Vecehini
- Intrepids by Diana Huang
Question 4 (9:15 pm): What diversity children’s books, authors, and illustrators do you think deserve more recognition? Let’s give them a shout out!
Q4 Book Bundle Prize (Easy Reader/Chapter Book Bundle)
- Brandon Goes to Beijing by Eugenia Chu
- Globe Agents: Race 2 Rio by Roddie Simmons
- My Furry Foster Family by Debi Michiko Florence
- Standing Against Hate Mary Crank Farrell
- Nilay’s Wish by Riya Aarini
- Miss Tree: Mighty Coconuts by Deepa Renesh
- Chula the Fox by Anthony Perry
Question 5 (9:20 pm): Our Classroom Kit this year is about disability, both physical and developmental. What are your favorite children’s books on this topic?
Q5 Book Bundle Prize (Courtesy of Abrams Publishing)
- Mama’s Work Shoes by Caron Lewis
- Soldier for Equality by Duncan Tonatiuh
- Feed Your Mind by Jen Bryant
- Gittel’s Journey by Leslea Newman
- Small World by Ishta Mercurio
- Granpa’s Stones by Joseph Coelho
- The Backstagers by Andy Mientus
Question 6 (9:25 pm): What do you hope diversity and multicultural books will teach your children?
Q6 Book Bundle Prize
- One is a Pinata by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
- Little Brother by Khalid White
- La Frontera by Deborah Mills
- Book of Ju’Anne by Joan E. Ruffins
- The Yeti & The Jolly Lama by Lama Surya Das
- Dazzling Travis by Hannah Carmona Dias
- Mermaids on a Mission by Janet Balletta
Question 7 (9:30 pm): What genre of children’s books do you think lacks the most diversity? (board books, picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, graphic novels)
Q7 Book Bundle Prize
- Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams by Gwen Jackson
- Place We Have Never Been by Lauren Ranalli
- LaDonna Plays Hoops by Kimberly Biddle Gordon
- Jamie is Jamie by Afsaneh Moradian
- Little Yellow Jeepney by Jocelyn Francisco
- The World is Awake by Lindsey Davis
- Chia and the Fox Man by Barbara Atwater & Ethan Atwater
Question 8 (9:35 pm): Do you think a book has enough diversity when the author is not POC/minority, but the illustrator is?
Q8 Book Bundle Prize (Board Books)
- Ana & Andrew at the Museum
- Carlos & Carmen: Campout
- Oh My Kulay! by Jocelyn Francisco
- Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo… Jocelyn Francisco
- Big Cities Little Foodies by Cheryl Yau Chepusova
- ¡Números, Baby! by Golzar Kheiltash and Lisa Hall
- Food: Proud to be Latino! By Ashely Marie Mireles
Question 9 (9:40 pm): What life lessons would you like to see in children’s books in the coming year?
Q9 Book Bag Prize! 5 Book Bags from Capstone Publishers to 5 winners (US only)
Question 10 (9:45 pm): What are the hurdles to get/keep your kids reading?
Q10 Book Bundle Prize
- Tales of the Five Enchanted Mermaids by Lois Petren
- Ribbon’s Traveling Circus by Elizabeth Godley
- Catherine’s Pascha by Charlotte Riggle
- Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Bernardo Schaefer
- Waylen Wants to Jam by Jo Mach & Vera Stroup-Rentier
- The Unexpected Friend by Raya Rahman
- Earthwaves by Michael Smith
Question 11 (9:50 pm): Why are diverse & multicultural books important to you?
Q11 Book Bundle Prize
- Ana & Andrew at the Museum
- Carlos & Carmen: Campout
- Women Who March by Adena Raub Dershowitz
- Celebrate Holi with Me by Shoumi Sen
- Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen
- Bonjour! Let’s Learn French by Judy Martialy
- The Pesky Bird by Marianne Markian
Question 12 (9:55 pm): What topic do you think we should do for our next Classroom Kit?
Q12 Book Bundle Prize (Courtesy of Tuttle Publishing)
- Tales of a Korean Grandmother
- A Field Guide to Birds of New Zealand
- Three Korean Fairy Tales
- Korean Picture Dictionary
- My First Book of Korean Words
Bonus Bundle! ELEVEN books Courtesy of MVPKids.com
- Ezekiel Builds on His Mistakes
- Gabby Bears with Embarrassment
- Leo’s Pent-Up Feelings
- Annie’s Jar of Patience
- 7 Books from the Sophia Day Collection
GRAND PRIZE! ELEVEN BOOK FROM SUPER PLATIUM SPONSOR, Deedee Cummings, CEO of Make A Way Media!
- My Trip to the Beach
- If A Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I
- My Dad’s Job
- Love Is…
- Think of It Like This!
- Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess
- I Want To Be a Bennett Belle.
- This Is The Earth
- In The Nick of Time
- Like Rain Water
And here are more free resources to celebrate Multiultural Children’s Book Day 2020 including more book giveaways …
#ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2020 with the Children’s Book Council
Want to win more fabulous diverse children’s and young adult books? Join us for our #ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2020 with the Children’s Book Council. We are featuring book giveaways with each post here.
Have you seen our Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 Music Video?
In 2018, Annie Lynn and Walt Wilcezewski from Annie Bird Music created the most wonderful music video for our 2019 event. You can view our first official Read Your World Music Video here. You might see some familiar faces and books!
Have you downloaded our new free Classroom Kit?
This free and downloadable Classroom Kit includes book recommendations that will help Readers Understand Physical and Developmental Challenges for ages 4 -12. Also included:
~ Classroom or Home Activities
~ “Physical and Developmental Challenges” Classroom Poster thanks to the talents of award-winning illustrator, SKlakina
~HelpfulPhysical and Developmental Challenge Talking Points for Teachers
~Links, resources and services that are available to families facing the challenges of coping with Physical and Developmental Challenges in the U.S.A.
Our other kits are here:
FREE Classroom “Empathy” Kit: The free Classroom Empathy Kit focuses on empathy and compassion through shared booklists and special home or classroom activities. The kit includes 18 book recommends on the topic of Understanding Immigration and Refugees, Classroom Empathy Activities, and a very special custom printable Empathy Poster courtesy of author/illustrator Juana Medina. Educators, parents, and librarians can sign-up to receive the free classroom kit here: http://bit.ly/2BGu4uQ
FREE Poverty Doesn’t Discriminate: Understanding Poverty in America Classroom Kit: Created in 2018, this free classroom kit includes over 2 dozen poverty in the U.S.-themed book recommends for ages 4-12, two classroom or home activities, and a copy of the official “Poverty Doesn’t Discriminate” Classroom Poster thanks to the talents of award-winning illustrator, Mehrdokht Amini. http://bit.ly/2P6cXWE
Have you checked out our FREE Diversity Book List Resource?
Free diversity book lists and activities for teachers, parents, and librarians! We have carefully curated lists of books from the top education bloggers about diverse topics including countries, religions, holidays, ethnicities, in addition to special needs and LGBTQ. It’s here!
Our Diverse World Book Lists for Kids (this is a general book list)
It’s also broken out by country/geographic area:
- Our Diverse World: Africa
- Our Diverse World: Asia
- Our Diverse World: China
- Our Diverse World: Japan
- Our Diverse World: Korea
- Our Diverse World: India
- Our Diverse World: Armenia
- Our Diverse World: Australia/New Zealand
- Our Diverse World: Latin America
- Our Diverse World: Mexico
- Our Diverse World: Middle East
- Our Diverse World: Scandinavia
Diversity in Children’s Books Presented as Every Day (this is a book list)
Books on World Religions for Kids (this is a book list)
It’s also broken out by holiday and/or religion.
- Diverse Thanksgiving Books for Kids
- Diverse Christmas Books for Kids
- Muslim Books for Kids
- Jewish Books for Kids
- Hindu Books for Kids
- Buddhist Books for Kids
- Confucianism & Taoism Books for Kids
- Baha’i Books for Kids
- Day of the Dead Books for Kids
- Las Posadas Books for Kids
- Diverse Easter Books for Kids
Seeing Yourself in Children’s Books
- Special Needs Books for Kids
- LGBT Book Lists for Kids of All Ages
- African American Books for Kids of All Ages
- American Indian Books for Kids of All Ages
- Asian American Books for Kids of All Ages
- Latinx American Books for Kids of All Ages
- Immigration and Refugee Experience
- Foster and Adoption Books for Kids of All Ages
- Multiracial Books for Kids of All Ages
- Social Justice, Activism & Saving the Environment Books for Kids of All Ages
Diversity Books By Genre
- Diverse Board Books
- Diverse Picture Books
- Diverse Easy Readers & Early Chapter Books
- Diverse Middle Grade and Young Adult
- Diverse Biography Picture Books
- Diverse Graphic Novels
- Diverse Fantasy and Science Fiction for Kids
- If You Like This: Read This Diversity Book for Kids
- Bilingual Books for Kids
General Diversity Book Lists (this is a book list)
Have you followed Our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Pinterest Board?
Find more diversity, multicultural, and inclusive books on our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Pinterest Board. Follow on Pinterest to get daily updates.
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.