Is your little artist more like Nina, the high-flying dancer? Or is he/or she more like Carlos, who paints shapes and squiggly lines? Is he/she more like Ruby, a budding fashionista, or like Mondi, a music aficionado?
Here are 4 board books that feature four small children of different ethnicities and talents! I love these books. When I read them to Roya, she sees children that look like her, just being kids. In addition, I put names to common objects, and she practices saying words, like; Clouds, butterflies, and drums. We also practice our colors and shapes; blue, red, circle and triangle.
More importantly, they tell the story that all kids enjoy and participate in a variety of artistic activities, which I think is very important in a day and age where minorities are constantly being attacked and ridiculed.
The Little Artists books are multi-level, multi-dimensional, and realistic learning for your toddler.
Purchase the Little Artists Books
This is a set of four books, featuring Ruby, Mondi, Nina and Carlos who are doing what they love to do! You can purchase the Little Artists book set HERE.
More about Multicultural Kids Lit Day
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is 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 on the ongoing need to include kid’s 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 are on a mission to change all of that. This event has also proven to be an excellent way to compile a list of diverse children’s book titles and reviews for parents, grandparents, educators and librarians to use all year long.
Current Sponsors: For the MCBD 2017 event, we have been very blessed to already have some amazing Sponsors in place. Our very first Platinum Sponsor, Scholastic, has signed on and we are beyond thrilled to have their support. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, KidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle and Chronicle Books.
I’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 work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.