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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Multicultural Children's Book Day: DLee's Bad Day



I'm so excited to be participating in Multicultural Children's Book Day again this year. 

Here is the mission statement: 
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.


Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Host and you can view them here.


Now let's get to the book! 

DLee's Bad Day by Diana Lee Santamaria, illustrated by Aubrey Fajaro (DLee's World, 2015). 

This is from a series of picture books by Diana Lee Santamaria who created DLee's World when, as an early childhood educator, she noticed a need for diverse children's books.  She bases the stories on her own childhood experiences, as well as from her teaching experiences.  You can view her website here.

In this book, DLee is having a bad day.  Everything is going wrong and it makes her sad and mad.  But her teacher lets her know it's okay and normal to feel sad and bad.. and gives her ideas of how to feel better, like hopping or singing a favorite song.  Soon DLee's day isn't so bad anymore.  The illustrations are cute and playful, which go along well with the rhyming text.

In the book, the teacher asks DLee what are things she loves doing.  This could be a good activity to do with kids.  Have them come up with ideas of how to make a bad day better so they can have a go-to list when they're having a bad day, like we all do from time to time. 





Teachers, please read this message from MCCBD:
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 below info:
​ Teachers! Earn a FREE #Multicultural Kids Book for Your Classroom! #teachers, #books #teacherlife
http://ow.ly/UUy96

The Classroom Reading Challenge has begun! Teachers can earn a free diversity book! #teachers, #books
 http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/?p=1796
-Our Diversity Book Lists and Resources for Educators and Parents are now available. Spread the word! http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/multicultural-reading-resources/diversity-book-lists-for-kids/
-Connect with us on Twitter https://twitter.com/MCChildsBookDay


11 comments:

  1. Happy MCCBD Day !!! Thanks for celebrating with us and sharing this fun book !!!

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    1. Thank you! It's a great day! I've been loving reading through all the posts on the linky

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  2. I like the idea to use this book to create a list of what can be done when having a bad day! This could be good for classrooms or families. Thanks!

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    1. Sorry I didn't see this until now! Thanks for commenting!

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    2. Sorry I didn't see this until now! Thanks for commenting!

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  3. I love the list idea too! Thanks for spreading the word about the Classroom Challenge too! We've changed it so any classroom can just sign up (no requirements or tasks) to get a free multicultural children's book from the Jr Library Guild. MCCBD is committed to getting books into classrooms!

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    1. Sorry I didn't see this until now.. that's awesome! Thanks for spreading the word

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    2. Sorry I didn't see this until now.. that's awesome! Thanks for spreading the word

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  4. Oh, that sounds like a great book and a wonderful idea to make a list. We often make lists of what my daughter can do if she gets scared. Thank you for reviewing it for Multicultural Children's Book Day!

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    1. That's great that making lists is helpful for your daughter! I'm definitely the list making type for myself as well. Thanks for commenting. Sorry I only just saw it

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    2. That's great that making lists is helpful for your daughter! I'm definitely the list making type for myself as well. Thanks for commenting. Sorry I only just saw it

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