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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Multicultural Children's Book Day & Marti Dumas

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Multicultural Children's Book Day poster #ReadYourWorld

Multicultural Children's Book Day


I am so excited to be celebrating Multicultural Children's Book Day with you!  The purpose of Multicultural Children's Book Day is to raise awareness of kids' books that celebrate diversity. This movement was founded last year and I jumped at the chance to be a part of it!  

Last year, I was honored to talk about The Magic Poof, a fun book about a little girl's hair that literally comes to life! This year, I'm delighted to introduce you to Marti Dumas, author of Jala and the Wolves and the Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest series.  

Multicultural Children's Book Day #ReadYourWorld



The Books



Jala and the Wolves by Marti Dumas #kidlitJala and the Wolves
by Marti Dumas
published by Plum Street Press

Jala is an animal lover and spends her days learning all she can about them.  When a mysterious mirror appears in her room, Jala transforms into a wolf and, much like Alice in Wonderland, slips into an alternate universe.





Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1:  The Quest for Screen Time #ReadYourWorld

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest
Episode 1:  The Quest for Screen Time
by Marti Dumas
illustrated by Marie Muravski
published by Plum Street Press

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2:  The Ladek Invasion #ReadYourWorldJaden Toussaint is a smart guy, but grown ups keep telling him he doesn't know everything.  He uses his super brain in an attempt to gain more screen time.



Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest
Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion
by Marti Dumas
illustrated by Marie Muravski
published by Plum Street Press

There's been an alien invasion at school. And those sneaky aliens look just like caterpillars.  Jaden must use his super powers to save his friends and the aliens from each other!


If you haven't read any of Marti's books, it's time to check them out!  Request them from your local library, book store, or simply click the images above to order them from Amazon.  


About the Author




Children's Author Marti Dumas #ReadYourWorld
Marti Dumas is a mother, teacher, and author from New Orleans. Marti is an expert on childhood literacy and works passionately to promote a love of reading.  






The Giveaway


Marti was nice enough to share all 3 of these titles with me and I would love to share them with my readers!!  Enter below to win all 3 of Marti's books!




The Sponsors



Thank you to these amazing sponsors for making Multicultural Children's Book Day possible:


Multicultural Children’s Book day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors! #ReadYourWorld

Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Host and you can us the links below or view them here.