Sunday, January 26, 2020

Multicultural Children's Book Day Experience

For the last five years, I had participated in the Multicultural Children's Book Day as an author, reviewer, supporter, sponsor and in 2019, as a Board of advisor member. I had enjoyed this opportunity from the beginning; receiving and preparing the reviews, to the end; with the MCBD Twitter Party that closes the fun. The collaboration, interaction with other authors and the challenge to review other books is an excellent way to support each other.

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 31/2020.

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

See the Giant Linky 2020 of reviews 👉 #ReadYourWOrld 📖
Video #MCCBD2020

Want to learn more about the Multicultural Children's Book Day 2020 event? 
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Proud Board of Advisor Member at the Multicultural Children's Book Day.

Previous participation 2016-2019

2019 MCBD Celebration
2019:  The four year as reviewer, I reviewed six bilingual books for #MCBD. I was brave enough to prepare and event for the BIG day on January 25th and I read Vanilla and Chocolate  at Barnes & Noble, Jensen Beach with other local  guest authors. 

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:

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:

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:

"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:
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Multicultural Children’s Book Author Maritza Martinez Mejia

Use hashtag:  #ReadYourWorld 
Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
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Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

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