Let ‘Er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion

It's Wednesday which means that it is time for the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge hosted by Kid Lit Frenzy. But it is also January, the month of Multicultural Children's Book Day. So today you get two for the price of one! There is something immensely powerful when the people realize who the true winner is … Continue reading Let ‘Er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion

The Unstoppable Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Football. No one would ever claim that I was a big football fan. But the story of Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team is one that I would recommend to anyone and now I know of not one, but two marvelous books on the topic! I first heard of Jim Thorpe when … Continue reading The Unstoppable Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Needs YOU

Hello all! I know the blog has been a bit silent in the past few weeks. Between running 3 book fairs and the holidays, it has been a bit crazy. But I have been reading. Actually, we just got back from a trip to Florida and I got a TON of reading done. But I'm … Continue reading Multicultural Children’s Book Day Needs YOU

Battle of the Books

Today my 5th grader participated in the North Carolina Elementary Battle of the Books. I love these competitions. They gather a group of kids who love reading, have them read a list of books that are both in and outside of their comfort zones, and then challenge them to a battle quiz bowl style. It … Continue reading Battle of the Books

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Linkup!

Welcome to our 5th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 #ReadYourWorld Book Review Linkup! Today is the big day! Multicultural Children’s Book Day has finally arrived and it is so exciting to see all of the reviews and excitement over the 5th year of this amazing event. You can now add your review to the amazing … Continue reading Multicultural Children’s Book Day Linkup!

Multicultural Nonfiction Picture Books

Today is the Nonfiction Picture Book linkup hosted by KidLitFrenzy. It is also a week of celebrating Multicultural Children's Book Day.  So I wanted to put together a list of some of my favorite nonfiction picture books that touch on multicultural topics. Be sure to check back on Saturday, January 27th when the link-up for … Continue reading Multicultural Nonfiction Picture Books

Katie Woo – We Love You!

Thank you to Capstone Publishing for providing me with a review copy of this book and for being a Silver level sponsor of Multicultural Children's Book Day. All opinions are my own. Having a 1st grader, I'm always on the look out for great books that are right in that sweet spot of great readers … Continue reading Katie Woo – We Love You!

Sharing a World of Books

Finding books that open a child's mind to the larger world around them has always been important to me. For a long time, I brought books like that into our lives without even really thinking about doing it. Then, 5 years ago, I became a part of a blogging movement called Multicutural Children's Book Day, … Continue reading Sharing a World of Books

Diverse Books, Now More than Ever

Diversity in children's literature has always held a strong place in my heart and is something that I promote at every possibility. When Charlottesville happened, I couldn't wrap my head around how our country had seemingly traveled backwards in time. I went back to check out books that focused on diversity, that focused on the … Continue reading Diverse Books, Now More than Ever

Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

Welcome to our 4th Multicultural Children’s Book Day! I am so thrilled to not only be participating in this year's event, but to also be a co-host. Sharing diverse books and making sure that all of our children have the opportunity to see themselves and to see others in books is so important. Here’s how … Continue reading Multicultural Children’s Book Day!