Friday, January 26, 2018

Diversity in Children's Literature

Diversity in children’s literature has been a controversial topic in the last years, but thanks to movements like We Need Diverse Books and Multicultural Children’s Book Day, the message has been clarified and diversity books have been promoted all over the world.
Authors, illustrators, educators and bloggers have been an important element to make sure children have access to books that celebrate diversity. Feature characters from diverse cultures, countries and race are an important building block of the learning process in classroom and at home. It is fundamental to teach students from early age that different does not mean to be wrong.

When I was a child,  I always dreamed of traveling around the world , visiting different places, meeting people with different languages, and tasting delicious foods from around the world... I perfect dream that I made it reality over the years.

I’m pleased to be part for the third time not only as an author, but also as a reviewer of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27th, 2018. This event helped me promote my books, increase followers in my social media, and meet authors from around the world.

As a Book Reviewer, I've received, free of cost, books to review and add to the Massive Review Linky on the date of the event.  My reviews and activities will be posted on the week of the event. Stop by to LuzDelMes BLOG on Jan, 2oth /18
You can Join the adventure too!
Use hashtag:  #ReadYourWorld 

Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Educator, Bilingual Author and Translator
Recipient of the Crystal Apple Award 2006, VCB Poetry Winner 2015, Author’s Talk Book Award 2016, The Latino Book Awards 2016 and Author’s Talk Book Show 2017.