Yesterday I posted my first look at the 2012 Corretta Scott King award, looking at all the eligible illustrators. I had initially planned to go over the eligible authors today, though I've decided instead to do a quick intermission and talk about the Birthday Party Pledge. This is a new project that I am very excited about. The purpose of BPP is encourage people to take a pledge to buy multlicutural books for gifts for children in their for one year. Download the Pledge Certificate.
I promise to give multicultural books as gifts to the children in my life for ONE year.
I promise to encourage them to read about and appreciate diversity in all its forms.
I commit myself to building a new generation of readers!
BPP is there to help if your not sure what to buy. There is a help hotline available, allowing for personalized recommendations. BPP wasn't my idea but I am very happy to be a part of it.
So please take some time today to check out The Birthday Party Pledge site and let us know what your think.