Let’s Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2021!

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day is in its 8th year!


Celebrate by joining our twitter party and checking out our linky party & free resources (details below)!


MCBD is a non-profit children’s literacy initiative founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.


Eight years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues. Read about our Mission & History HERE.



MCBD 2021 is honored to be Supported by these Medallion Sponsors!

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE: Mia Wenjen (Pragmaticmom) and Valarie Budayr’s (Audreypress.com)

Platinum Sponsors: Language Lizard Bilingual Books in 50+ Languages, Deedee Cummings & Make A Way Media

Gold Sponsors: Barefoot Books, Candlewick Press, Capstone, Hoopoe Books, KidLitTV, Peachtree Publishing Company

Silver Sponsors: Charlotte Riggle, Connecticut Association of School Librarians, Kimberly GordonBiddle, Pack-N-Go Girls

Bronze Sponsors: Agatha Rodi & AMELIE is IMPRESSED!, Barnes Brothers Books, Create & Educate Solutions, LLC, Dreambuilt Books, Dyesha and Triesha McCants/McCants Squared, Redfin Real Estate, Snowflake Stories, Star Bright Books, TimTimTom Bilingual Personalized Books, Author Vivian Kirkfield, Wisdom TalesPress, My Well Read Child

MCBD 2021 is honored to be Supported by these Author Sponsors!

Poster Artist: Nat Iwata

Authors: Afsaneh Moradian, Alva Sachs & Three Wishes Publishing Company, Angeliki Stamatopoulou-Pedersen,  Anna Olswanger, Casey Bell, Claudine Norden, Debbie Dadey, Diana Huang & Intrepids, Eugenia Chu & Brandon goes to Beijing, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Janet Balletta, Josh Funk, Julia Inserro, Karter Johnson & Popcorn and Books, Kathleen Burkinshaw & The Last Cherry Blossom, Keila Dawson, Maya/Neel Adventures with Culture Groove, Mia Wenjen, Michael Genhart, Nancy Tupper Ling, Natalie Murray, Natalie McDonald Perkins, Natasha Yim, Phe Lang and Me On The Page Publishing, Sandra Elaine Scott, Shoumi Sen & From The Toddler Diaries, SISSY GOES TINY by Rebecca Flansburg and B.A. Norrgard, Susan Schaefer Bernardo & Illustrator Courtenay Fletcher, Tales of the Five Enchanted Mermaids, Theresa Mackiewicz, Tonya Duncan and theSophie Washington Book Series, Toshia Stelivan, Valerie Williams-Sanchez & The Cocoa Kids Collection Books©,  Vanessa Womack, MBA, Veronica Appleton & the Journey to Appleville book series

MCBD 2021 is Honored to be Supported by our Global CoHosts!


MCBD 2021 is Honored to be Supported by these Media Partners!


Check out MCBD’s Multicultural Books for Kids Pinterest Board!

FREE RESOURCES from Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents
Homeschool Diverse Kidlit Booklist & Activity Kit
FREE Teacher Classroom Activism and Activists Kit
FREE Teacher Classroom Empathy Kit
FREE Teacher Classroom Kindness Kit
FREE Teacher Classroom
Physical and Developmental Challenges Kit

FREE Teacher Classroom Poverty Kit
Gallery of Our Free Posters
FREE Diversity Book for Classrooms Program


TWITTER PARTY! Register here!!


Join us on Friday, Jan 29, 2021, at 9 pm EST for the 8th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party!
This epically fun and fast-paced hour includes multicultural book discussions, addressing timely issues, diverse book recommendations, & reading ideas. We will be giving away an 8-Book Bundle every 5 minutes plus Bonus Prizes!

*** US and Global participants welcome. **

Follow the hashtag #ReadYourWorld to join the conversation, connect with like-minded partners, authors, publishers, educators, organizations, and librarians. See you all very soon on Twitter!

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


Link up your book reviews below and discover new titles and authors for your home and classroom bookshelves!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

One Response

  1. Mia Wenjen
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    Thank you so much for your support of Multicultural Children’s Book Day from the very beginning. I hope that you can come to our Twitter Party tonight at 9 pm EST. We are giving away hundreds of diverse children’s books!

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