Friday, January 26, 2018

It's Multicultural Children's Book Day!

Happy Multicultural Children's Book Day!

I was lucky enough to receive a book to review. I received Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子)  by Eugenia Chu from the author. In this story, Brandon loves making jiao zi, especially with his grandmother. She comes for a visit, and they work together to make the delicious dumplings. Brandon makes a silly dumpling at the end, and his whole family laughs. It's great to see an inter-generational story, especially one about a grandmother and grandson working on something together. This picture book is the first I've read that includes Mandarin Chinese, so it was fun to see the characters and the words together, and to practice sounding the words out. I also love that Chu includes audio on her website to further help with the pronunciation.  The illustrations were not as strong as the text. I found them to be a bit too simple, even if they are better than something I could do!

Thank you so much Ms. Chu for sending me your book! If you would like more information about Brandon or Ms. Chu, you can visit her website or one of her social media pages.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ 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. 

Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.

2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors
BRONZE: Barefoot Books, Carole P. Roman, Charlesbridge Publishing, Dr. Crystal BoweGokul! World, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Jacqueline Woodson, Juan J. Guerra, Language Lizard, Lee & Low Books, RhymeTime Storybooks, Sanya Whittaker Gragg, TimTimTom Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wisdom Tales Press

2018 Author Sponsors
We’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 works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.
Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!
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1 comment:

  1. My kids like to make dumplings with their grandmother also so I can totally relate to this book. Thanks for your terrific review and for joining us for Multicultural Children's Book Day!

    I hope you can join us tonight at our Twitter Party from 9-10pm EST. We will be giving away hundreds of diverse children's books in the form of 13 book bundles. One will be given away every six minutes.

    The questions with the book prizes are posted here:


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