Multicultural Children's Book Day--Featured Book Review--Hatshepsut of Egypt
Today we're sharing our book review of The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses: Hatshepsut of Egypt! As part of Multicultural Children's Book Day, we were given the opportunity to read this fantastic book. Read on to find our review and more about Multicultural Children's Book Day!
The Mission: The MCCBD team’s mission to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.
*A big thank you to the cocreators of this unique event are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press. You can find a bio for Mia and Valarie here.
*And further thanks to Multicultural Children’s Book day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors! #ReadYourWorld
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Gold: Author Tori Nighthawk*Candlewick Press,* Bharat Babies
Silver: Lee and Low Books*Chronicle Books*Capstone Young Readers T
Tuttle Publishing ,NY Media Works, LLC/KidLit TV
Bronze: Pomelo Books* Author Jacqueline Woodson*Papa Lemon Books* Goosebottom Books*Author Gleeson Rebello*ShoutMouse Press*Author Mahvash Shahegh* China Institute.org*Live Oak Media
The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses: Hatshepsut of Egypt Review
Reading this book was not only a learning experience, but a great way to celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
Hatshepsut of Egypt opens with a phonetic dictionary of terms used throughout the pages of this book. While simple, this is something that will be beneficial to all readers of this book.
From here, the book is filled with plentiful illustrations and real images from Egypt that will help readers assimilate into the world of 1500 BC. Readers may easily recognize the name Tutankhamen, but at first glance, Hatshepsut seems unfamiliar, even foreign. But this book takes readers on a journey through the life of Egypt’s female Pharaoh.
Most interesting is the way Hatshepsut took charge of her country and elevated its wealth and resources. Unfortunately history and the Egyptians who followed this successful “princess” tried to cover up Hatshepsut’s legacy. Thanks to this spectacular book, readers will learn about another of Egypt’s successful rulers who changed the standards and history!
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Classroom Reading Challenge:
Help spread the word on our Classroom Reading Challenge. This very special offering from MCCBD offers teachers and classrooms the chance to (very easily) earn a free hardcover multicultural children's book for their classroom library. These books are not only donated by the Junior Library Guild, but they are prescreened and approved by them as well.
What we could really use some help with is spreading the word to your teacher/librarian/classroom connections so we can get them involved in this program. There is no cost to teachers and classrooms and we've made the whole process as simple as possible. You can help by tweeting the below info:
Teachers! Earn a FREE #Multicultural Kids Book for Your Classroom! #teachers, #books #teacherlife
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