26 Jan A Multicultural Reading Celebration
I watched Expedition Unknown the other night with my kids. I love The Travel Channel. And so do my kids. It’s a way for us to explore the many different places and cultures in our world. Last night, we watched Josh visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Then he went further into the jungle to try to uncover the mysteries of the Lingum, an ancient, magical object that Cambodians thought made their King all powerful. While he navigated the jungle in a thunderstorm with old land mines, snakes and scorpions, my daughter was on the edge of her seat. “I want to go there,” she turned to me and said. Of course she did. And, of course, so did I. Well, maybe not all the way into the scary jungle, but maybe to Angkor Wat. Sitting there watching this episode reminded me of the reasons Janelle and I started Pack-n-Go Girls—to open up young girls’ eyes to the world around them, with all of its diversity, culture, and history.
So, when we heard about Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCCBD), we knew we wanted to take part. What a great way to promote learning about culture and the rich and unique differences we all bring to the world! Children’s bloggers, Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom teamed up to create this new national event on Tuesday, January 27, to celebrate diversity in children’s books. MCCBD supports a Virtual Book Drive with First Books Virtual Book Drive Program to help get multicultural children’s books into the hands of little readers. We are proud to be an author sponsor of this event. You can read more about this event here and check us out under the author sponsorship page.
In addition, we are proud to celebrate the fun, multicultural learning that can be found in our Pack-n-Go Girls Adventures series. Learn German and experience the Austrian culture in Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost and Mystery of the Secret Room. Try out your Spanish and sail the blue waters of Barra de Navidad, Mexico, in Mystery of the Thief in the Night and Mystery of the Disappearing Dolphin. Explore the jungles and learn how to greet someone in Thailand in Mystery of the Golden Temple. But most of all, while little girls can explore the colorful differences we may have across the globe, they also find out how little girls are little girls no matter where they live—with the same desire for friendship and the same courage to solve mysteries. We hope they will spur you and your children’s (or grandchildren’s!) desires to travel the world and learn more.
In honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, you can download the Kindle version of all of our books for just $1.99 on Amazon today and tomorrow, January 26th and 27th!
Happy Multicultural Children’s Book Day! We hope you find a great book to celebrate culture with your children today.