Today is MultiCultural Children’s Book Day, and my family and I are soo excited to participate in this for the second year in a row! This year we had the opportunity to review the book The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang.
This bright and fun book is one that helps teach children about Chinese culture. The main character, Xingling, is tasked with the very important job of protecting Shanghai from the Nian Monster who has returned there on Chinese New Year in order to destroy the city!
There are so many things that I love about this book! For one, I loved that my daughters were able to see a female as brave and bold main character of this book. In addition, this book opened up a lot of dialogue in our home around the holiday’s celebrated in different cultures.
What is MultiCultrual Children’s Book Day?
Every year MCCBD’s main focuses is on multicultural children’s books and what is needed to get these books on shelves and into the hands of deserving families through book donations and fundraising. The MCCBD project also offers a Multicultural Children’s Book Day Classroom Reading Initiative where teachers can receive a FREE diversity book for their classroom library!
Diversity Book List for Parent’s and Teachers
Click here to view a full list of diverse books for children!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party
Sign up for the Multicultural Children’s book Day Twitter Party here!