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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Flower Girl World books #readyourworld

I'm excited to be a part of Multicultural Children's Book Day again this year!  You can read last year's post here.

We were matched up with the book Starr and the High Seas Wedding Drama, but in chatting with the author, she decided to also send us Iris and the Aloha Wedding Adventure.  These are books 2 and 3 of the Flower Girl World books by Lynelle Woolley.  Book 1 is Rosie and the Wedding Day Rescue.  There's also a picture book, for kids 4-8, Camellia the Fabulous Flower Girl.

Hannah loves to read.  She was excited to have not one, but two new books to dive into!

Starr and the High Seas Wedding Drama was her favorite.  She liked the part where the girls made up a quiz about how you know your BFF as part of their scheme to break up the potential bride and groom.  This story was set on board a cruise ship headed to Mexico, and there are bits of Spanish sprinkled throughout.

She also enjoyed Iris and the Aloha Wedding Adventure, which is set in exotic Hawaii.  Especially where the girls are chasing the Menehune.  What are Menehune?  You'll just have to read the book and find out!

Hannah likes these books because they're fun stories; as a mom, I like these books because they're a respectful introduction to other cultures.  These chapter books are at a 3rd grade reading level.  Hannah, who is 9, finished each book in a single day.

I look forward to checking out the other books that will be linked up!  Last year, we found a couple new favorites because of this link up.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is in its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom.

Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.

Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team is on a mission to change all of that.

Current Sponsors: MCBD 2017 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.
Platinum Sponsors include Scholastic, Barefoot Books and Broccoli.
Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Fathers Incorporated, KidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, ChildsPlayUsa, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle, Chronicle Books and Pomelo Books
Author Sponsor include: Karen Leggett Abouraya, Veronica Appleton, Susan Bernardo, Kathleen Burkinshaw, Delores Connors, Maria Dismondy, D.G. Driver, Geoff Griffin, Savannah Hendricks, Stephen Hodges, Carmen Bernier-Grand,Vahid Imani, Gwen Jackson, Hena, Kahn, David Kelly, Mariana Llanos, Natasha Moulton-Levy, Teddy O'Malley, Stacy McAnulty, Cerece Murphy, Miranda Paul, Ammi-Joan Paquette, Annette Pimentel, Greg Ransom, Sandra Richards, Elsa Takaoka, Graciela TiscareƱo-Sato, Sarah Stevenson, Monica Mathis-Stowe SmartChoiceNation, Andrea Y. Wang
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.

MCBD Links to remember: MCBD site: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Kindness Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teachers-classroom-kindness-kit/

Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents: http://bit.ly/1sZ5s8i Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

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