MCBD (Multicultural Children's Book Day) is a non-profit association that is in its 4th year.
And it is sponsored by Valarie Budayr!
Come discover and read many, and I mean many multicultual tales with us!
This charming picture book is fun to read and will make anyone laugh or at least smile.
Ya think you know dragons?
Yar'all so wrong!
Come meet Draco Bibliophile which is what we call a person who collects or has a great love of books.
You think dragons are evil, flesh eaters, and scary?
They only want to be your BFF!
They can be tedious, but who has no quirk?
What really made an impression on me is the multi-layered interpretations I get from the book.
"What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG?" says the summary.
I'm all ears!
What if everything you thought you knew about people around you was wrong?
Do you have false/preconceived/deviant ideas about people who are different from you?
Do you get only your image of a minority through the lens of the media? Through what people tell you?
Of course, you do.
We all do.
The window the media gives us of a group of people is often wrong and bias.
The idea we have of dragons are false too.
Have you met a dragon before?
So how do you know about them?
Go meet a dragon and tell me if "Dragons Are Real" or not, if it's true that they sing and read and tell poetry.
Go find them.
Go find them in diverse cultures.
Go find them in old tales and new ones.
Go meet the difference and maybe you'll learn something new.
It's my personal campaign.
My logo says, "You're So Wrong!" Not in a angry way, but in an exclamatory.
Just to say, "Pay attention."
Everybody is wrong.
No boxing-in my little dragons.
- Polymer clay
- An oven
How to make the brooch?
1) Flatten a piece of clay by rolling it with a pencil, then use a cap to cut a round backdrop for the brooch,
2) Take colored pieces of clay and roll them to form the words. (In orange, I wrote the "s" for "so". The "o" of "so" is a small yellow ball; it will form the eye. In pink, I wrote the word "wrong.")
3) Place the words inside the backdrop following the pattern, then pinch the sides to make the spikes. Round the spikes to avoid sharp corners.
4) Gently push the design on the backdrop.
5) Follow instructions on the polymer clay box and cook it in the oven to strengthen the design.
PS/ Parent's surpervision is needed with the oven. Pieces can get very hot.
Below are my brooches: simple and glitterized.
1) Draw logo or print logo on a shrinking Dinks paper,
3) Punch a hole over the eye,
4) Preheat the oven and follow instructions (usually it's 3-5 minutes at 275*F)
PS/ Make sure sharp corners are rounded.
For more activities and heaps of wonderful multicultural books:
Visit the Ginormous/more than Great Multicultural Review Websites Linky:
So much to love! ♥
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 Press, Candlewick Press, Fathers Incorporated, KidLitTV, 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
Author Sponsor include: Karen Leggett Abouraya, Veronica Appleton, Susan Bernardo, Kathleen Burkinshaw, Delores Connors, Maria Dismondy, D.G. Driver, Geoff Griffin, Savannah Hendricks, Stephen Hodges, Carmen Bernier-Grand,Vahid Imani, Gwen Jackson, Hena, Kahn, David Kelly, Mariana Llanos, Natasha Moulton-Levy, Teddy O'Malley, Stacy McAnulty, Cerece Murphy, Miranda Paul, Annette Pimentel, Greg Ransom, Sandra Richards, Elsa Takaoka, Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Sarah Stevenson, Monica Mathis-Stowe SmartChoiceNation, Andrea Y. Wang
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:
MCBD site: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Kindness Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teachers-classroom-kindness-kit/
Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents: http://bit.ly/1sZ5s8i