Multicultural Children’s Book Day – 31st January 2020
This is my third year taking part in supporting Multicultural Children’s Book Day and I am, as always, privileged to be able to take part and spread the message of inclusivity in books.
Why not check out some of my other reviews of diverse books?
A Different Pond (Vietnamese immigrants to America)
Love, Hate and Other Filters (Muslim family in America after terror attack)
Do you Speak Chocolate? (Refugee family making a new life in the UK)
I Wore my Blackest Hair (Chinese-American childhood in poetry)
Turtle Island (Non-fiction look at history and mythology of Native Americans)
How to Catch a Witch (Positive representation of a girl with a stutter)
A Fish in Foreign Waters (bilingualism and biculturalism as a positive)
Violet (Little girl who wonders why her skin is a different colour to her classmates)
The Girl King ( Fantasy set in an Asian-inspired world, with a girl aspiring to become Emperor)
The Gilded Wolves (A heist story with a found family drawn from lots of different countries and cultures)
Mirage (Moroccan-inspired fantasy sci-fi )
Power to the Princess (Feminist and diverse retellings of familiar fairy tales)
Running From the Sky (Story of a young boy coming to the U.K. after fleeing from Syria)
The Way You Make Me Feel (Following a Korean-American teenager through a summer of growing up)
Ten Cents a Pound (A Vietnamese mother dreams of a better future for her daughter)
Starfish (A Japanese-American teen deals with abuse and failure)
In My World (The world, as seen from the perspective of a child with autism)
This year I will be reading and reviewing a non-fiction book called Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources. This is a subject very close to my heart, as I believe that the diversity of languages and cultures in our world should be celebrated, with bilingualism as the norm rather than the exception (statistically, more of the world’s population is bilingual than monolingual!)
Will you be celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day this year?
Is it a cause you would be willing to support?
What is your experience with multicultural and multilingual books?
Find out more about Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the official website.
Thanks for reading!