Multicultural Children’s Book Day January 27, 2017

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In honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCCBD) on January 27, 2017, the Children’s Book Council is teaming up with MCCBD on a very special blog series: the #ReadYourWorld Book Jam. Running from January to February, the series will shine the light on 24 children’s book authors and illustrators and their favorite diverse books. Mims House’s Darcy Pattison will be featured on January 3 discussing books about adopted and foster children. Her list concludes with her book, Longing for Normal.

Booklist says, “Pattison’s characters provide a reason to keep reading. In voices old before their time, due to years in the system, they describe their desperate attempts to stay relevant to the adults in their lives. A rare book featuring foster kids in realistic scenarios.”

Can Eliot save his family with a simple bread recipe? Longing for Normal is "a rare book" says Booklist.

Below is the lineup of participating children’s book creators:

  • January 2: Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier
  • January 3: Darcy Pattison
  • January 4: Sandra L. Richards
  • January 5: Linda Williams Jackson
  • January 9: Francisco Vallejo
  • January 10: Michael Smith
  • January 11: Curtis C. Chen
  • January 12: Shannon Jones
  • January 16: SF Said
  • January 17: Stephanie Campisi
  • January 18: The Editors at Science, Naturally
  • January 19: Luis Amavisca
  • January 23: Erin Dealey and Luciana Navarro Powell
  • January 24: Louise Gornall
  • January 25: Carl Angel
  • January 26: J. Torres
  • January 30: Farhana Zia
  • January 31: Cynthia Levinson
  • February 1: Aram Kim
  • February 2: Julius Lester
  • February 6: Stacy McAnulty
  • February 7: Alice Pung
  • February 8: Soman Chainani

Stay tuned for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day celebration in January!