Hi guys! So, some point last year I saw that there was a call out for book reviewers for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, which is taking place on the 27th January 2016.
The mission statement for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day Team is:
The MCCBD team’s mission is to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.
I thought this was fantastic – it ties into everything I feel about languages and education (and the fact that promoting diversity can only be a good thing) – and so I signed up to be a reviewer straight away. If you’re interested in finding out more about the event, then the co-creators are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press.
The book that I was sent is titled Joelito’s Big Decision / La Gran Decisión de Joelito, which is an English-Spanish dual-language book, written by Ann Berlak, translated by José Antonio Galloso, and illustrated by Daniel Camacho. There’s a summary below, along with my review and activities!