MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN'S BOOK DAY!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7 th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators. Seven years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues. BOOK REVIEW WAYLEN WANTS TO JAM A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-Determination by Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier, Photography by Mary Birdsell Brown Books Publishing Group, 2018 ISBN: 978-1612542591 Source: book provided by author for review for this event Ages 4-8 All opinions expressed are solely my own. Waylen trains to play a snare drum in a drum line. He explains to the reader how his instructor, Sal