Review: Ellis and The Magic Mirror for Multicultural Children’s Book Day #ReadYourWorld
When picking books for my son, I've always try to find books with diverse characters and great storytelling. Sadly it hasn't always been easy. While there's lots of books available, there isn't always books that feature diverse races of children and authors.
Note: I received product sample for review purpose. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
That is why this year I wanted to joined in and support Multicultural Children’s Book Day, co-created by Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press.
The Mission: 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.
MCCBD 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 the hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.
In support of MCCBD, I received the book Ellis and The Magic Mirror by Cerece Rennie Murphy.
Ellis Monroe has always been curious about the world. When his father brings home an ancient mirror with the power to reveal the truth about the people and things around him, Ellis begins to see the world in a whole new way.
Right away my son was intrigued by the kids on the cover the book. We started to read it together to get a feel for the story and learn more about Ellis. My son soon became so interested in the story that he continued reading the story without me.
I had to finish my reading after him. LOL.
We both like that the kid were school aged like him. He could relate to story. There was a little history/culture tie-in lesson about Ellis family which was also nice. But it was the bravery shown by Ellis, his sister and his friend that makes this book a good addin for a children library.
Interested in finding more books like this?
- Check out the Diversity Children’s Books Reviews linky
- Twitter Party! Join the Multicultural Children's Book Day Twitter Party Tonight (1/27) at 9:00pm EST. Parents, teachers and librarians who register to come to the twitter party will have the chance to follow the #ReadYourWorld conversation and win (1) of (12) 5-book bundles plus one grand prize bundle. RSVP here
- Learn more about the amazing Multicultural Children’s Book Day 12 Co-Host.
You can also learn more about Multicultural Children’s Book day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors, who helped make #ReadYourWorld happen.
Bronze: Pomelo Books* Author Jacqueline Woodson*Papa Lemon Books* Goosebottom Books*AuthorGleeson Rebello*ShoutMouse Press*AuthorMahvash Shahegh* ChinaInstitute.org*
You can connect with Multicultural Children’s Book Day on social media
Facebook - www.facebook.com/MulticulturalChildrensBookDay
Twitter - www.twitter.com/MCChildsBookDay