Today on Nonna’s Corner we are celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day #ReadYourWorld. I am going to share DLee’s Bad Day, book five in the DLee’s World series by author Diana Lee Santamaria and an activity to encourage reading.
The MCCBD team’s mission to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our 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. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.
Classroom Reading Challenge: Help spread the word on our Classroom Reading Challenge . This very special offering from MCCBD 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 pre-screened and approved by them as well. What we could really use some help with is spreading the word to your teacher/librarian/classroom connections so we can get them involved in this program. There is no cost to teachers and classrooms and we’ve made the whole process as simple as possible.
You can help by tweeting the following info: The Classroom Reading Challenge has begun! Teachers can earn a free diversity book! #teachers, #books http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/?p=1796
by Diana Lee Santamaria
Series: DLee's World #5
DLee's day at school is starting off rocky. Everything keeps going wrong. DLee is experiencing emotions of sadness and madness all at the same time. She tries the obvious solutions, yelling and kicking but hurts herself in the process. In a bright, bold storybook, filled with diverse characters, this book takes a look into the day and the life of a preschooler experiencing a bad day and what she does to choose to overcome those feelings.
DLee’s Bad Day is a colorful book with bold font and repeating phrases that share DLee’s day a preschool. Have you ever had a day where everything seems to go wrong? That is just the kind of day DLee is facing only she doesn’t quite understand her feelings. She is mad and sad. She doesn’t understand why she is having a bad day. The author through repetitive phrases and DLee ‘s experience help to convey to young readers/listeners what DLee is feeling. Things escalate until DLee expresses her frustration by yelling and kicking a stick. The author through the DLee’s teacher walk her through what she is experiencing and encourage her to change a bad day into a good one. Aubrey Fajardo does a lovely job illustrating the story with bright bold and detailed photos. As part of a series featuring DLee, the author offers wonderful, diverse stories that an engaging and allow parents/teachers teaching moments.
Make Wednesday Night- Reading Night. Make a quick easy meal then build a fort/tent in the living room. Grab flashlights, a stack of books, pillows and popcorn. Encourage your children to climb into the tent for reading. Read aloud to them, or for young readers encourage them to read to you. Talk about the book, and their day. Leave the TV and gadgets behind and this mid-week activity will recharge all of you.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Host and you can view them here.
Multicultural Children’s Book day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors
Platinum: Wisdom Tales Press * StoryQuest 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 Institute.org*
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