It’s a Wrap: Multicultural Children’s Book Day and Bilingual Sports Book Reviews!

Congratulations to Multicultural Children’s Book Day for celebrating its 10th anniversary! We were thrilled once again to join in the special event on January 26th as a Platinum Sponsor. 

That’s a Wrap!

This year’s event was capped off with a Virtual Read Your World Party via Zoom, where co-hosts and participants interacted and chatted about how to raise awareness for the need to see all children reflected in children’s literature, among many other topics. In addition, the event featured many book bundle giveaways! A special congratulations to Kristen Strong Albright, K-5 STEM Teacher for Radio Park and Corl Street Elementary Schools in the State College, PA area School District, who won book bundle #3, which included our Spanish-English Living in Harmony Set

We encourage you to visit the MCBD website for all the incredible resources they provide, including this year’s classroom link, a homeschool activity kit, and the “Big Giant Linky” featuring all the fantastic multicultural books and reviews from this year’s event. 

Praise for Amazing Sports from Around the World

A big thank you to the educators, parents, and bloggers who took the time to read Amazing Sports from Around the World, and write a review! We are so thankful for all your feedback; see some of the reviews below:

“I totally recommend this book. It is available in a variety of languages, and it is an excellent source not only for reading inside classrooms or home to engage children, but also for middle-grade English language learners,” shared Maritza Martínez Mejía.

Educator Nicole Girling commented: “So many interesting sports played around the world! This book is a great introduction to understanding there is so much more to the world around us. Really enjoyed it and my students will too!”

Svenja from Colours of Us remarked: “Practising Capoeira herself, my 9-year-old daughter loved learning about different sports that she had never heard of before, particularly the African dance sport of Nzango because it looks like so much fun. My favourite sport in the book was Sepak Takraw, the quirky Malaysian version of volleyball in which players are not allowed to use their hands.”

Debbie Ohi mentioned: “The art is manga-like fun, with lots of action and visual interest…so much energy! While the book is geared toward young readers, adult readers will also find the info provided fascinating. I was motivated to do more research about some of these sports and activities, and I loved how this peek into other cultures could motivate readers of all ages to want to find out more.”

“My son and I really enjoyed reading Amazing Sports from Around the World (Language Lizard Explore). There were so many sports shared that we had never heard of, so that’s always fun. We talked about how some of the sports are similar to what he sees here in the US and how some are completely different,” shared Julie Smeltzer.

Learn More

Are you interested in learning more about Amazing Sports from Around the World? Visit our YouTube channel for videos, click here for classroom activities, and visit our website to learn even more.


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