Multicultural #KIDLIT Review: Journey to Appleville and Take Action to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women


I received a copy of Journey to Appleville in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.  This means if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.


#ReadYourWorld Journey to Appleville #multicultural #kidlit


Author:  Veronica Appleton

Illustrator: Lisa Pangborn

Publisher: Mascot Books

Year of Publication: 2016


Are your children ready to travel to Appleville? In Appleville, they will be able to overcome their fears, realize their dreams and accomplish their goals.  Appleville is a magic place and in Appleville everything is possible.

This is a book where children learn that being brave by verbalizing their fears – allows them to face their fears and move forward.  Your children will learn from a group of diverse characters named: Liu-Liu, Kenan, Tu-Tu, Lizzy, Pedro and Cassie.

  #ReadYourWorld Journey to Appleville

Your kids will see themselves in this book – no matter the ethnic or cultural background.


Buy Journey to Appleville and Help Eliminate Diversity and Empower Women

It is with great honor to announce an amazing partnership with YWCA Metropolitan Chicago (YWCA Chicago), a wonderful organization serving more than 150,000 families through education, training, personal safety, wellness and economic growth.

This partnership, in collaboration with the mission of Journey to Appleville, will help in the effort to eliminate racism, empower women and their families, and create a world of literature, inclusive of every child and families of every color.

For the next 30 days, $1 will be donated to YWCA Chicago for every copy of Journey to Appleville purchased.

Take Action: Eliminate Racism and Empower Women


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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.  **We will send a cut-n-paste template for everyone to use that has all of the pertinent details after the Jan. 1 deadline.

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.

About Lisa

Hey! Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm Lisa - a homeschool mom of 3 (2 boys and 1 girl). I care about the strength of the family in America, and often blog about babies/kids, natural parenting, homeschool, and marriage. Before you leave, please sign up for my monthly newsletter (on the top right). If you do, you will be well rewarded with notification of all giveaways and sales - which will not be announced on the blog. Google+ Profile


  1. Hey Lisa, Thanks for sharing this wonderful read and for celebrating with us. #readyourworld

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