Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Books with Lovely Illustrations
If you didn’t know, January 27th, 2017 is Multicultural Children’s Book Day—the brainchild of Jump Into a Book‘s Valarie Budayr and Pragmatic Mom‘s Mia Wenjen. The two teamed up to create an ambitious (and much needed) national event in 2014 as a way to celebrate diversity in children’s books, as well as bring attention to the need for more. The results and support were overwhelming; authors, publishers, parents, teachers, bloggers and librarians joined forces to shine a spotlight on diversity in children’s literature. Two years later, Multicultural Children’s Book Day is bigger and better than ever—not only working to raise awareness about diversity, but also to put books into the hands of families, teachers, and librarians across the country.
Luckily, there’s no need to stay confined to a single day a year to honor multicultural children’s books—at Chronicle Books, we wholeheartedly believe that all children should see themselves represented in books every day, so in celebration we pulled some beautiful illustrations from a few of our favorite titles.
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Illustrated by Frank Morrison
By Roseanne Greenfield Thong, Illustrated by John Parra
By Clotilde Perrin
By Phil Bildner, Illustrated by John Parra
By Patricia Hruby Powell, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
By Hena Khan, Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Why do you think we need more diverse books?
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