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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018: Love Family

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018: Love Family

I absolutely love participating into Multicultural Children’s Book Day! So I’m excited for today!!! Multicultural Children’s Book Day is so special because it gives kids, parents and teachers the opportunity to read diverse books! (Don’t miss the HUGE list of sponsors and participants listed below! You can also check out additional books and posts with the hashtag: #ReadYourWorld!) 

Loving Lion Books graciously sent me a copy of Love Family by Norah Barrett Cooper and Joelle Nelson to share with you all.

In this day and age, a family can look very different from traditional views of family. Loving Lion Books understands this; which is why the book Love Family by is unique and very special. When families order Love Family, the families can customize the Love Family Book character to match how their own family looks. This allows multiracial families to see themselves in a book! 

I received the sample version of Love Family by Norah Barrett Cooper and Joelle Nelson and I’m SO GLAD I did! It gave my kids the opportunity to see that families don’t always look alike, but they have enough love and room for everyone in the family. Love Family gives families an opportunity to see themselves inside a book (perhaps for the first time). I really loved looking at the facial expressions of the characters in Love Family, you see the excitement as siblings eagerly await the arrival of grandparents, uncles and cousins. You feel the excitement as the family is reunited! As the family gathers for a meal in Love Family, the love just oozes off the page and into the reader’s heart.

Each page in Love Family is full of beautiful people representing different cultural backgrounds and races. The illustrations are so incredible and overflowing with vibrant colors and details. I’m pretty sure I looked at illustrations three times before I even read the book, because Love Family is THAT exquisite. 

As the story unfolds, the words in Love Family really convey how a child feels when their family arrives. There is anticipation, excitement, joy and children feel so cherished when their grandparents, aunts and uncles hold them tight. If you are looking for a wonderful book to share with your children, be sure to grab your specialized Love Family book.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 (1/27/18) is in its 5th 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.

Current Sponsors: MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.

2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors

HONORARY: Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild

PLATINUM:Scholastic Book Clubs

GOLD:Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Loving Lion Books, Second Story Press, Star Bright Books, Worldwide Buddies

SILVER:Capstone Publishing, Author Charlotte Riggle, Child’s Play USA, KidLit TV, Pack-n-Go Girls, Plum Street Press

BRONZE: Barefoot Books, Carole P. Roman, Charlesbridge Publishing, Dr. Crystal Bowe, Gokul! World, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Jacqueline Woodson, Juan J. Guerra, Language Lizard, Lee & Low Books, RhymeTime Storybooks, Sanya Whittaker Gragg, TimTimTom Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wisdom Tales Press


2018 Author Sponsors

Honorary Author Sponsors: Author/Illustrator Aram Kim and Author/Illustrator Juana Medina

Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo, Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles, Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn, Real Dads Read, Greg Ransom, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen, Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and MFL Publishing Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham Author Natasha Yim

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.

TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.

Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!

Free Multicultural Books for Teachers:

Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators:

Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

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