Monday, January 7, 2019

Multicultural Children's Book Day Experience

For the last four years, I had participated in the Multicultural Children's Book Day as an author, reviewer, supporter and in 2019, as a Board of advisor member. 

The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves. The collaborative effort between organizers and authors is part of the event. 

This year, Multicultural Children's Day will be on January 25/19.

MCBD was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book 
and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. 

Listen Multicultural Children's Book Day Theme Song Video 
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Use hashtag:  #ReadYourWorld 

2019: I've been a book reviewer for four years. With great pleasure, I will be a Board of Advisor Member at the Multicultural Children's Book Day. I will review five bilingual books. My reviews and activities will be posted a week before of the event. The BIG day is on January 25th
In addition to my support, I will be reading Vanilla and Chocolate at a local school library in the Treasure Coast, Florida and celebrate this great day at Barnes & Noble, Jensen Beach with other local authors. 

Previous participation 2016-2018

2018: The third year as an Author participant, I review three bilingual books in English, French and Spanish. It was an exciting experience to practice skills to review in another language. At the same time, we venture to celebrate the Multicultural Children's Book Day in Orlando, Florida with other authors of the four counties near by. Visit Blog for details about this trip:                            http://luzdelmes.blogspot.com/2017/12/multicultural-childrens-book-day.html
2017: The second year as an Author participant, I reviewed  nine books. I felt comfortable to support other authors and helped them be part of the #MCCBD family. I joined the excitement at the Multicultural Children's Book Day Twitter Party.   Visit BLOG 2017 for details:
http://luzdelmes.blogspot.com/2017/01/multicultural-childrens-book-day.html
2016: The first year as an Author participant, I visited a Local School  and reviewed, for the first time, four books.  I learned how to nail the basic points of a review and how to post it on Amazon and Goodreads. This experience helped me learn how to use a BLOG and the benefits of a cooperative work. Visit my first BLOG  post 2016:
http://luzdelmes.blogspot.com/2016/01/celebrate-diversity.html

"In recognition of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, the beginning Spanish class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition welcomed award winning local author Maritza Mejia. Mrs. Mejia read her book  Vanilla and Chocolate/Vainilla y Chocolate. Multicultural Children’s Book Day has as its mission not only to raise awareness for children’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries." Visit: http://lucielink.stlucie.k12.fl.us/local-author-reads-at-palm-pointe/
Author Interview visit Link:

Multicultural Children’s Book Author Maritza Martinez Mejia

Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk