The Latina Book Club is a proud reviewer for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. Below is our review of Anne Broyles new bilingual children’s book. #ReadYourWorld
|Pelican Publishing Company|
Translated by Maru Cortes
ARTURO AND THE BEINVENIDO FEAST by Anne Broyles is a delightful, heart-warming bilingual children’s book about family, love and bienvenida / welcome.
In this new book, Arturo and his grandmother, Abue Rosa, are preparing a feast to welcome his aunt’s fiancé to the family. However, when Abue Rosa doesn’t feel well and must lay down, Arturo doesn’t want to disturb her and so he takes over the menu with delicious results.
As the author states: Food is one of the ways families share love. Readers will love Arturo’s generous heart and innocent independence. They’ll also appreciate the warm and colorful illustrations by KE Lewis, and the simple recipes that complete the story.
We whole-heartedly enjoyed this book and were pleased to share it with our small nephews, who wanted to duplicate Arturo’s final menu!
Other books in this series: ARTURO AND THE NAVIDAD BIRDS.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Broyles writes books and curricula for children and young adults. Her first book with Pelican, ARTURO AND THE NAVIDAD BIRDS, received the International Latino Book Award second place for Best Children’s Picture Book-Bilingual. Other books have been named Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People and Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year and have won other awards. Visit her at www.annebroyles.com.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: KE Lewis is the resident cartoonist for Cobblestone magazine and an animator for Dig It!, an education program in Seattle, WA. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association. Visit her at www.karenlewis.com.
INFORMATION ABOUT MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018, (1/27/18) is in its 5th 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 home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.
MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.
2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors
HONORARY: Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild
PLATINUM:Scholastic Book Clubs
GOLD:Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Loving Lion Books, Second Story Press, Star Bright Books, Worldwide Buddies
SILVER:Capstone Publishing, Author Charlotte Riggle, Child’s Play USA, KidLit TV, Pack-n-Go Girls, Plum Street Press
BRONZE: Barefoot Books, Carole P. Roman, Charlesbridge Publishing, Dr. Crystal Bowe, Gokul! World, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Jacqueline Woodson, Juan J. Guerra, Language Lizard, Lee & Low Books, RhymeTime Storybooks, Sanya Whittaker Gragg, TimTimTom Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wisdom Tales Press
2018 Author Sponsors
Honorary Author Sponsors: Author/Illustrator Aram Kim and Author/Illustrator Juana Medina
Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo, Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles, Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and MysticPrincesses.com, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn, Real Dads Read, Greg Ransom, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen, Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and MFL Publishing Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham Author Natasha Yim
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.
Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teacher-classroom-empathy-kit/
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.