This last year, my kids and I went on a world adventure. We toured Pakistan, Africa, Russia, China, and many parts of Europe. We stepped into the lives of people of other cultures, nationalities, and even time periods. And, we did it all through reading books. So, when I was introduced to Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I was excited to participate!
Finish The Story!
Finish the Story! Harriet Tubman’s Secret Raid is the story of Harriet Tubman, BUT it has a twist! This book is interactive.
Do you remember those “Choose Your Adventure” books as a kid? I even remember a “Choose Your Adventure” movie in junior high. These were all the rage in middle school because your story could be different than your friend’s story, but you were still reading the same book.
Finish the Story! Harriet Tubman’s Secret Raid is similar to these books. In certain parts of the book, you are given choices and proceed to the next part of the story based on your choice. I’ll be honest, I couldn’t wrap my head around this before I received the book.
How can you possibly “Choose Your Adventure” with a non-fiction, historical person?
Well, I won’t spoil the fun for you, but the author, Jeffrey Bensam, does a fabulous job of integrating today’s children with the past. This book not only teaches about an important figure in the freedom of African American slaves but also integrates many other educational disciplines. It would be a great mini-unit study.
This book is appropriate for elementary and middle school students.
The publisher of the book, Storyopolis, just released some new resources to use with your homeschool:
And, check out our other posts on amazing people in history.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022 (1/28/22) is in its 9th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those books into the hands of young readers and educators.
MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves. Read about our Mission & History HERE.
MCBD 2022 is honored to be Supported by these Medallion Sponsors!
SUPER PLATINUM: Make A Way Media
PLATINUM: Language Lizard
BRONZE: Carole P. Roman, Patrice McLaurin, Dyesha and Triesha McCants/McCants Squared, Redfin.com, Redfin Canada, Redfin Mortgage, Redfin/Title Forward, Create & Educate, Star Bright Books, Vivian Kirkfield, Dr. Eleanor Wint, Kind World Publishing, Snowflake Stories, Lisa Wee, SONGJU MA, Melissa Stoller, J.C. Kato and J.C.², Crystel Patterson, Audrey Press, Pragmaticmom, TimTimTom, Wisdom Tales
MCBD 2022 is honored to be Supported by these Author Sponsors!
Alva Sachs, Brianna Carter, Ebony Zay Zay, Rita Bhandari, Gwen Jackson, Lois Petren/The 5 Enchanted Mermaids, Valerie Williams-Sanchez and Valorena Publishing, Josh Funk, Afsaneh Moradian, Eugenia Chu, Maritza Martínez Mejía, Diana Huang, Kathleen Burkinshaw, CultureGroove, Sandra Elaine Scott, Dorena Williamson, Veronica Appleton, Alejandra Domenzain, Lauren Muskovitz and Sandfish Publishing, Tonya Duncan Ellis, Kimberly Lee, Susan Schaefer Bernardo & Illustrator Courtenay Fletcher, Nancy Tupper Ling, Winsome Hudson-Bingham, Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett, Sivan Hong, Michael Genhart, Debbie Dadey, Elizabeth Cureton, Stephanie Wildman, Maryann Jacob, Sherri Maret, Rochelle Melander, Dia Mixon, Kiyanda and Benjamin Young, Shereen Rahming, Linda Thornburg and Katherine Archer, Maxine Schur Natalie McDonald-Perkins
MCBD 2022 is Honored to be Supported by these Media Partners!
Check out MCBD’s Multicultural Books for Kids Pinterest Board!
FREE RESOURCES from Multicultural Children’s Book Day
- Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents
- Homeschool Diverse Kidlit Booklist & Activity Kit
- FREE Teacher Classroom Activism and Activists Kit
- FREE Teacher Classroom Empathy Kit
- FREE Teacher Classroom Kindness Kit
- FREE Teacher Classroom Physical and Developmental Challenges Kit
- FREE Teacher Classroom Poverty Kit
- FREE Homeschool Diverse Kidlit Booklist & Activity Kit
- FREE Teacher Classroom Raising Awareness on Systemic Racism in America Classroom Kit
- Gallery of Our Free Posters
- FREE Diversity Book for Classrooms Program
This epically fun and fast-paced hour includes multicultural book discussions, addressing timely issues, diverse book recommendations, & reading ideas.
They will be giving away an 8-Book Bundle every 5 minutes plus Bonus Prizes as well! *** US and Global participants welcome. **
Follow the hashtag #ReadYourWorld to join the conversation, connect with like-minded parts, authors, publishers, educators, organizations, and librarians. See you all very soon on Twitter!
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…