Happy Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Check out their website for a plethora of information, resources, and reasoning behind the day. This year I was able to review one of the books that is highlighted for this year’s celebration. I received the book Mama’s Needle written by Jeanette W. Stickel and illustrated by Helen S. Worcester & Jeanette W. Stickel. This picture book takes place inside a home and involves a mother and her child. It takes the reader on a journey from mending clothes, to making quilts, to dreams of what is possible. Though the ending was slightly abrupt, the path the story takes is reminiscent of many dreams, ideas, and thoughts children have related to common, everyday experiences. I especially appreciated the pages that were void of white space, completely covered in illustrations. Highlights include a loving family, environmentalism (reuse), and nod toward poverty with the potential need of the family to mend and reuse all fabrics in the home. Additional Information: 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 […]