Happy Multicultural Children’s Book Day!


Illustration by Ebony Glenn

Bright USA is so excited to celebrate the fourth annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day! The event, founded by children’s book advocates and bloggers Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen, is a day to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity in children’s books. Bright’s goal has always been to help create books that make reading fun, accessible, and inclusive, and we’re proud to present a beautiful selection of Bright artwork that speaks to this mission.

We also invite you to share your favorite diverse children’s book on social media, with the hashtag #ReadYourWorld, and tag @BrightUSA and @MCChildsBookDay!

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From One Word from Sophia, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail,
Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 16, 2015)

The book received great coverage about its multiracial characters in articles in the Baltimore SunPublishers Weekly and on the Bright blog!

Also featured on the Top 2015 Mighty Girl Books for Children list: “This clever book featuring a loving multiracial family blends kindergarten with the board of directors to hilarious result.”


Illustration by Monique Dong

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Left (Jen Taylor), Right (Dan Widdowson)


Illustration by Aura Lewis


Illustration by Morgan Huff

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From Book Uncle and Me, illustrated by Julianna Swaney
Groundwood Books (September 13, 2016)

Picked for the Cooperative Children’s Book Center ‘Choices List’

Click HERE to see more #ReadYourWorld art from Bright artists and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the day!