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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

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


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 

2018 Author Sponsors

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:

Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators:

Hashtag:  Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.