Traditionally the celebration of the Chinese New Year occurs on February 1st, but we all know how time flies so let’s start planning and locating books that will help you readers learn more about this vibrant holiday!
The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Every Chinese New Year starts a new animal’s zodiac year and the animal for the 2022 Chinese New year is the Tiger.
The Tiger is the third of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol.
Fascinating Diverse Books about The Chinese New Year
Feminist Books for Kids has a great 14-book list for kids about the Lunar New Year HERE.
Don’t forget that the 9th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is happening on January 28, 2022! The celebration is our once-a-year hoopla that shines the spotlight on our quest to get culturally diverse books into the hands of children, parents, teachers, and librarians. This non-profit initiative operates 365 days a year, but our online celebration is filled with the sharing of book reviews, offline parties, and displays that are dedicated to multicultural books, fun giveaways, important discussions, collaborations, connections, author interviews, a crazy-fun Twitter Party on 1/28/22, and the creation of The Big Giant Linky that lives on the MCBD site forever as a resource (go here and scroll down to see 2021’s Linky).
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.
Keep Calm and Read On!
Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and project manager for the non-profit online children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day/ #ReadYourWorld. Join the celebration! Our 9th annual celebration will take place on January 28, 2022. For more information, visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the web.