21 Award-winning Children’s Books for Black History Month
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  This is a selection of some of my personal favourites for Black History Month, mostly published in the past 5 years, but also including some classics, such as Tar Beach and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. All of these books … Read More

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017
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  Welcome to our 4th Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Here’s how to celebrate:   1. Link up your diversity book reviews 2. Win diversity book bundles at our Twitter Party tonight! We’re giving away 100+ children’s books from 9pm to … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Elephant in the Dark
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    Elephant in the Dark based on a poem by Rumi, retold by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin Disclosure: I received a free copy from Scholastic, Platinum Sponsor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD). Elephant in the Dark is based on … Read More

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party
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  Join us for our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party!   Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! Giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes! Twitter Party Friday, January 27th 9 pm to 10 pm EST Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld   We will … Read More

16 Children’s Books about the Chinese New Year
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  The Chinese New Year starts with the first new moon of the year and is welcomed with a 15-day celebration. The Chinese zodiac assigns an animal to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle. January 28 marks the start of the … Read More

14 Children’s Books about Martin Luther King Jr.
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  “The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   To honour one of the greatest leaders and civil rights activists, America celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday. … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Radiant Child
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    Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe   Radiant Child is a stunningly illustrated picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award … Read More

The 10 Best Multicultural Young Adult Novels of 2016
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  Following my lists of Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2016 and Best Multicultural Middle Grade Novels of 2016, I am finishing this mini-series with a list of this year’s best multicultural young adult novels. My personal favourites are Kids of … Read More

The 40 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2016
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  The second part of my “Best of 2016” series focuses on this year’s best multicultural picture books (Part 1: The 15 Best Multicultural Middle Grade Novels of 2016, Part 3: The 10 Best Multicultural Young Adult Novels of 2016). Initially I … Read More

The 15 Best Multicultural Middle Grade Novels of 2016
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  Time for a little “Best of 2016” series! Some truly amazing novels for middle school children have been published this year, so I’ll start with my personal selection of the 15 best multicultural middle grade novels of 2016. For … Read More

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