For those who are unfamiliar with the diversity in children’s literacy initiative known as Multicultural Children’s Book Day, the MCBD website has a plethora of who’s, where’s, and whys.
Within the website, you can see our Mission & History, what we consider a multicultural book, our timelines, and much more. MCBD is a year-round non-profit diversity in children’s literacy initiative but once a year we have a whopping huge online celebration that shines the spotlight on diverse books, authors, and publishers.
We achieve this mission in many ways and 365 days a year. But once a year (the last Friday of every January to be exact) we whoop it up BIG TIME all in the name of shining the spotlight on diverse books for young readers and the authors/publishers who bring those books to life. Two big pieces in the celebration puzzle are being a book reviewer or book donator for MCBD2022. Here’s how you can get involved:
Becoming a Book Donator for MCBD2022
Are you a publisher or an author of multicultural books for children? Would you like to donate a book for Multicultural Children’s Book Day? These books will ultimately end up in the hands of deserving teachers, librarians, parents, and young readers!
These donated books will be gifted to young readers, parents, and educators. There is no guarantee your donated book will be reviewed during the event, but we always acknowledge our book donators and support them as much as possible. We also welcome any donations of physical copies of diverse books for young readers. These donated books will be used for prizes during our massive (and crazy-fun) Twitter Party on 1/28/22 or will be used to fulfill the requests from teachers and schools within our FREE Diverse Books for Classrooms initiative.
Go HERE to Learn More.
Becoming a Book Reviewer for MCBD2022
Do you have a love of diversity in children’s literature? Are you willing to share a diverse children’s book review online in honor of our 1/28/22 celebration? If yes, we’d love it if you added your name to the list to be an MCBD2022 Book Reviewer!
January 28, 2022, will mark the 9th year of Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s (MCBD) quest to get culturally diverse books into the hands of children, parents, teachers, and librarians. As you may know, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is a non-profit that works with authors to get their books reviewed during our online event and also works to get free diversity children’s books into the hands of young readers.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is an online and offline celebration that attracts thousands of supporters, educators, parents, caregivers, book reviewers, and quality authors and publishers who join forces to shine the spotlight on diversity in children and YA literature. Celebrated annually on the last Friday in January, this global non-profit offers a plethora of free resources, teaching tools, booklists, downloads, and a year-round initiative to get multicultural and diverse books into the hands of young readers. To date, they have donated over 10,000 books to underserved kids, classrooms, and organizations, and that number continues to climb. To learn more about MCBD, visit them on the web and be follow their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld on social media.
SO…if you love diverse books for kids and have a social media platform to share a review on, we want to give you a FREE diverse kidlit or YA book to review!
AND, you don’t have to be a blogger (though we love our bloggers!) to review multicultural children’s books for our MCBD2022 online event. You just need to have a love of diversity in children’s literature and be willing to share on your social media platforms such as:
- Facebook (Pages only-no Facebook profiles)
- Twitter (Private Accounts are not Eligible)
- Instagram (Private Accounts are not Eligible)
Reviewer sign-up deadline is 12/15/21 and We will not be shipping out any books for the 2022 online event until Nov/Dec of 2021.
More Free Options for Diverse Book Promotion
1. We encourage authors and publishers to join the private MCBD Facebook Group. This group is a nice mix of parents, book reviewers, teachers, and authors, so you will be able to connect with like-minded people!
2. We are always looking for quality, diverse book-related guest posts on the MCBD blog. We would love to know more about your author’s journey, why you wrote your new book, and more about the book itself. Reach out to [email protected] to request a copy of our guest blogger guidelines.
3. We are tentatively planning some Facebook Lives during December and January in honor of MCBD2022 so that could be an opportunity for you as well.
We believe that ALL authors have something unique and wonderful with their work. We believe that ALL authors deserve to be able to shout the news of their book from the rooftops!
So let us know if we can work together in some fashion and, as always, do not hesitate to ask if there are any details that we can clarify for you.
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