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London Hat Hunting Mission - Read Your World 2018

At the beginning, I read London Hat Hunting Mission I was so surprised. At first, I thought this book was just about exploring famous places in London. But then I realize that the book invites readers to travel to London through the diversity of hats! Curious? Me, too!
London Hat Hunting Mission
Winnie Mak Tselikas creatively linked the adventures of a group of children with the hunt for some hats. As an adult, I am very interested in reading this book and curious to know the ending of the story. I believe children are also interested in reading or hearing about the adventures of Hope, Jun, Parth, Lea, and Mr. Globe.
Winnie also uses dolls as the main characters in her book. This brought the second surprise to me. Because, when I received this book, I just finished my handmade rag doll. If Winnie related her dolls with various cultural places in London, I related my rag doll to the culture of Batak, one of the hundreds of thousands of cultures in Indonesia.
butet rag dollButet, my handmade rag doll
The next surprise was experienced by my son who read this book. Look at the two photos below... LOL!
London Hat Hunting MissionSee at the sound of Big Ben, it's "bing bong"
bingbong the catHe is our cat: Bing Bong
Through this book, Winnie also tells that London is a city that has a cultural diversity. I hope one day Winnie also incorporates one of Indonesia's cultures into her book that supports cultural diversity.

MCBD 2018

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents, and educators.

Current Sponsors: MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.


2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors

HONORARY: Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild

PLATINUM: Scholastic Book Clubs

GOLD: Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Loving Lion Books, Second Story Press, Star Bright Books, Worldwide Buddies

SILVER: Capstone Publishing, Author Charlotte Riggle, Child’s Play USA, KidLit TV, Pack-n-Go Girls, Plum Street Press

BRONZE: Barefoot Books, Carole P. Roman, Charlesbridge Publishing, Dr. Crystal Bowe, Gokul! World, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Jacqueline Woodson, Juan J. Guerra, Language Lizard, Lee & Low Books, RhymeTime Storybooks, Sanya Whittaker Gragg, TimTimTom Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wisdom Tales Press

2018 Author Sponsors

Honorary Author Sponsors: Author/Illustrator Aram Kim and Author/Illustrator Juana Medina

Author Janet Balletta,Author Susan Bernardo,Author Carmen Bernier-Grand,Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch,Bollywood Groove Books,Author Anne Broyles,Author Kathleen Burkinshaw,Author Eugenia Chu,Author Lesa Cline-Ransome,Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing,Desi Babies,Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press,Author Judy Dodge Cummings,Author D.G. Driver,Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing,Debbi Michiko Florence,Author Josh Funk,Author Maria Gianferrari,Author Daphnie Glenn,Globe Smart Kids,Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle,Author Quentin Holmes,Author Esther Iverem,Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities,Author Kizzie Jones,Author Faith L Justice ,Author P.J. LaRue and,Author Karen Leggett Abouraya,Author Sylvia Liu,Author Sherri Maret,Author Melissa Martin Ph.D.,Author Lesli Mitchell,Pinky Mukhi and We Are One,Author Miranda Paul,Author Carlotta Penn,Real Dads Read,Greg Ransom,Author Sandra L. Richards,RealMVPKidsAuthor Andrea Scott,Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing,Shelly Bean the Sports Queen,Author Sarah Stevenson,Author Gayle H. SwiftAuthor Elsa Takaoka,Author Christine Taylor-Butler,Nicholette Thomas and  MFL PublishingAuthor Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane WhittinghamAuthor Natasha Yim

We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHostsHERE.

TWITTER PARTY Sponsored byScholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00 pm.

Join the conversation and win one of the 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!

Free Multicultural Books for Teachers:

Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians, and Educators:

Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.



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