Friday, January 22, 2016

Book Review & Activity of ABC Adoption and Me

ABC Adoption and Me

By Gayle Swift and Casey Ann Swift

Illustrated by Paul Griffin

For Multicultural Children’s Book Day #ReadYourWorld

Reviewed by Maritza Martinez Mejia – Author  

Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCCBD) falls on January 27, 2016. The mission of MCCBD is to not only raise awareness for kids’ books that celebrate diversity, but to also get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. MCCBD assigns a book for participating bloggers to review.

I reviewed ABCAdoption and Me. This book provides an easy way to open the door to conversations about adoption. It may look like a children's book, but it is for anyone going through or thinking to adopt a child.

It begins with instructions on how to use the book, follows by the elements of adoption in a way a child can understand making connections with the alphabet. The illustrations support the message on how the children will relate to the adoption process.
This book displays knowledge and experiences not only from the author
Gayle Swift as an adoptive parent, adoption coach and foster parent, but also from the co-author Casey Ann Swift as an adoptee, teacher and supporter of the project.
I highly recommend this book for all who are exploring the option of adoption.

Activity to ABC Adoption and Me designed by Maritza Martínez Mejía @2016

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The MCCBD team’s mission is to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. MCCBD encourages readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits and event.  The full name of this event is Multicultural Children’s Book Day and the official hashtag is #ReadYourWorld on Twitter and other social media.
The co-creators of MCCBD are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press. Find a bio for Mia and Valarie here. View the Diversity Book Lists and Resources for Educators and Parents here. Connect with Multicultural Children’s Book Day on Facebook.
MCCBD Sponsors
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors #ReadYourWorld include the following:
Platinum – 
Wisdom Tales PressStoryQuest Books, Lil Libros
Gold – Author Tori Nighthawk, Candlewick Press
Silver – Lee and Low Books, Chronicle Books , Capstone Young Readers
Bronze – Pomelo Books, Author Jacqueline Woodson, Papa Lemon Books, Goosebottom Books,Author Gleeson Rebello, ShoutMouse Press, Author Mahvash Shahegh, China
MCCBD Co-Hosts
Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Hosts and you can view them here.

Classroom Reading Challenge
MCCBD holds a 
Classroom Reading Challenge. This very special offering offers teachers and classrooms the chance to very easily earn a free hardcover multicultural children’s book for their classroom library. These books are not only donated by the Junior Library Guild, but they are also pre-screened and approved by them as well.

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  2. Thanks for the great review and for developing the activity sheet for working with our book.

  3. You're very welcome Gayle.

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  6. As an adoptive parent, this book makes me very HAPPY :) I am so glad I met Gayle through this event. Happy Multicultural Children's Book Day!

  7. There are so few books about adoption, I'm happy to see another! My adopted daughter is grown up but she might like this anyway! Thanks.


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