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In my quest to raise bilingual kids who are culturally aware I am always on the hunt for good quality multicultural books for children. When I heard about the opportunity to be a book reviewer for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day I jumped at the opportunity. FREE books in exchange for my opinion? Done. I love that I have these sneak peeks into what is new and upcoming to share with those of you who are on a similar mission as I. I’m thrilled to share Nina the Neighborhood Ninja with you.
Nina the Neighborhood Ninja
(Sonja Panigrahy, published by Tiny Sparks Press)
Nina the Neighborhood Ninja begins with a picture of Nina sporting two pouffy buns piled on top of her head in a proud superhero pose while her cape billows in the wind. She is proclaiming that she is smart, strong and speedy. Nina recounts her day beginning from the morning where she has to think fast to save a baby bird. We follow her throughout the day and see how she selflessly stops to help various animals in the neighborhood as she and Fiona are rushing home to beat the rain. Nina closes the story by asking the reader how they will use their very own superpowers to make the world a better place and reminding them that they too are smart, strong and speedy. I absolutely enjoyed this sweet and inspiring story!
I read this book in English however I was ecstatic to learn that it is also available in Spanish! Get you copy of Nina la Ninja del Vecindario here.
If you want to find out more about up and coming multicultural children’s books be sure to join us on January 25th for the Twitter Party. (details below)
About Multicultural Children’s Book Day:
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 (1/25/19) is in its 6th 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 homes and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Make A Way Media:
MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual @McChildsBookDay Twitter Party will be held 1/25/19 at 9:00pm.E.S.T. There will be TONS of prizes and book bundles will be given away during the party ( a prize every 5 minutes!). GO HERE for more details.
FREE RESOURCES From MCBD
Multicultural Books for Teachers (FREE): http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators (FREE): http://
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.