Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bilingual Books for Multicultural Children's Book Day 1/27/17

We are getting ready to Celebrate 

Multicultural Children's Book Day



Bilingual Books A Gift for you!
Bilingual education is growing each year as parents, teachers and authors recognize the growing opportunities in early language learning. 

Research has shown that young children who learn another language are more tolerant of cultural differences and more accepting of diversity than monolinguals. 

My contribution to Multicultural Children’s Book Day event is not only to present my Bilingual Books Collection: Lessons for Living, but also to read my bilingual stories to classrooms locally and abroad. 

Let's Party with Bilingual Collection

Lessons for Living!


How to celebrate MCCBD?

MCBD Interview 2o16:


Vanilla and Chocolate Message

This book is dedicated to all teachers who dedicate their lives to education. The story helps children understand the value of tolerance.

Ice-cream Party with Vanilla and Chocolate:

Objective: Make connections between ice-cream flavor to skin colors to build tolerance.

Ingredients: For K- 3er graders
1/2 gallon of Vanilla Ice cream
1/2 gallon of Chocolate Ice cream
Plastic bowls (one per each student)
Plastic spoons (one per each student)

Additional Optional ingredients: For 3-5 graders

Caramel Syrup

1.    Set-up a table with the ice-creams tubs, bowls and spoons.
2.    Call each student to take one spoon of each ice-cream even if they don’t like one of the flavors.
3.    Let them be free to mix the colors, separate them or eat it.

The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion with children about TOLERANCE. After the recipe activity, use the questions to reinforce the lesson.

  1. What was the best part of the story?
  2. What is your favorite illustration?
  3.  What did you learn about this tale?

                   Grandma's Treasure Message

This book is dedicated to all parents who dedicate their lives to parenting. The story helps children understand the value of gratitude.

             Coloring Page with Grandma's Treasure

       Color the Three Object according to the story
The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion with children about appreciation. 
After the coloring activity, use the questions to reinforce the lesson.

"Give your child the gift of another language."~Judy Martialay~

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I’m reviewing these books as part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators. 
Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that.
Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2017 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board. Platinum Sponsors include Scholastic, Barefoot Books and Broccoli. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey PressCandlewick Press Fathers IncorporatedKidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, ChildsPlayUsa, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle, Chronicle Books and Pomelo Books
 We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.

MCBD Links to remember: Site:
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers:
Free Kindness Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators:
Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents:
             Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld

Lessons for Living Book Trailer:

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