Friday, January 17, 2014
Multicultural Children's Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children's Literature
The Fantastic Adventures Of Krishna by Demi, is a wonderful book of a old tale. It's the old story of Krishna and is the major part of Hinduism, the worlds oldest living and one of the largest religions today.
Krishna is the reborn entity of the Lord Vishnu, the greatest of all Gods, and he has come to earth to destroy all the evil demon kings and bring peace once again to all the earth and this is the story of how this is done. It is the birth of Hinduism.
This is a great picture book, wonderful for the little ones with not to many words on each page, so it will be easy to keep their attention especially with the amazing illustrations, they are just out of this world. The colors and action in each illustration makes it no wonder the author has won accolades for other books.
This is a awesome book for teaching young ones early about different cultures and beliefs in a fun and very colorful way, this should definitely be on every school library shelf and as many public library shelves as possible.
This book was part of the Multicultural Children's Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children's Literature ( www.jumpintoabook.com/multicultural-childrens-book-day/ ) created by Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom ( www.pragmaticmom.com ) and Valerie Budayr from Jump into a Book/Audrey Press ( www.jumpintoabook.com ).
Despite the fact that the US population is now about 37% people of color only about 10% of children's books published have content that deal with diversity. Mia and Valerie are on a mission with Multicultural Children's Book Day to change that. Their mission is to not only raise awareness for children's books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries. Another goal is to get together a list of books and favorite reads that will help teachers, libraries, and families find and expose children to these wonderful books not just during the winter but all year.
Wonderful Sponsors for this event are:
Wisdom Tales Press www.wisdomtalespress.com who supplied me with my book and
Lee & Low Books www.leeandlow.com
Chronicle Books www.chroniclebooks.com
Susan Daniel Fayad: Author of My Grandfather's Masbaha (@grandadmasbaha)
If tweeting please use the hashtag #MCKlitDay We would love to hear from you. :)