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I am excited to be a part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day! I had a chance to review a few books from the charming series, If You Were Me and Lived in… by award-winning author Carole P. Roman.

Celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day January 27th! Introducing award winning author, Carole P. Roman and her series "If You Were Me and Lived in..." highlighting cultures and countries around the world! Appropriate for preschool, kindergarten.

Disclosure: I received materials in exchange for a fair and honest review and my participation in Multicultural Book Day. See our disclosure statement for details.

Celebrate Diversity 

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom.

“Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ 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.”

Multicultural Children's book day!

Find Free books and materials from the following sites:

Free Multicultural Books for Teachers
Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators

If You Were Me and Lived In…

Ready to introduce your young child to cultures around the world? Carole P. Roman’s award winning series brings the joyful colors and sites of countries around the world to life!

Award winning multicultural childrens books by Carole P Roman Award winning multicultural childrens books by Carole P Roman

These books are a sweet and engaging introduction to languages, foods, and family life from countries such as Mexico, India, Greece, Cuba, and France.

If You Were Me and Lived in… Mexico

Explore Mexico City, visit an outdoor market and a Mayan temple, eat tamales, and watch fútbol with a Mexican family in If You Were Me and Lived in Mexico, A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World.

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What others are saying about the series…

“Traveling to Mexico? Si, this is the book for you.  Mexican heritage? Si, this is for you. Looking for ways to expand your child’s understanding of the world around them? Si, this is for you. Want to raise children who appreciate diversity? Si, this is for you. If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico…is simple in language and rich in culture. Muy bueno!” Bianca Schulze, Children’s Book Review

“While learning interesting facts through engaging text and exploring the wonders of different customs and cultures through colorful illustrations, children will also see how alike people from all over the world really are.” – Schoolhouse Review Crew

“These books would be great to incorporate into elementary geography lessons.  They can provide the intro to each country and culture.  They’re a nice springboard into further studies, like adding in map work, learning languages, capitals, and cultural practices.  Overall, we found these titles to be fun and educational.” – Sara, Embracing Destiny, blog

Don’t miss!

TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.

Go there now!

Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party! 

Learn More about Multicultural Book Day!

Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.

2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors

HONORARY: Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild

PLATINUM:Scholastic Book Clubs

GOLD:Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Loving Lion Books, Second Story Press, Star Bright Books, Worldwide Buddies

SILVER:Capstone Publishing, Author Charlotte Riggle, Child’s Play USA, KidLit TV, Pack-n-Go Girls, Plum Street Press

BRONZE: Barefoot Books, Carole P. Roman, Charlesbridge Publishing, Dr. Crystal BoweGokul! World, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Jacqueline Woodson, Juan J. Guerra, Language Lizard, Lee & Low Books, RhymeTime Storybooks, Sanya Whittaker Gragg, TimTimTom Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wisdom Tales Press

2018 Author Sponsors

Honorary Author Sponsors: Author/Illustrator Aram Kim and Author/Illustrator Juana Medina

Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo,  Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles,  Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn, Real Dads Read, Greg Ransom, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen,  Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and  MFL Publishing  Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham  Author Natasha Yim

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 works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.

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