I was recently asked to be a Co-Host for the Multicultural Children Book Day (MCCBD), to be held January 27, 2017. In a nutshell, a MCCBD Co-Host is like an ambassador for the event and the non-profit work that they do.
The mission of MCCBD is to not only bring raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.
I am so honored to have been asked, since last year I found out about it too late to participate. I can’t wait to see the list of books/authors/publishers that will be offered this year. More information will be coming up, so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to keep updated here.
Check out the hashtage #ReadYourWorld on Instagram and Twitter to read some fantastic past reviews of diverse children’s books.
To see out some of our past book activities here on A Crafty Arab, please visit
The 2016 Summer Games have started in Brazil this week. We are excited at our house to cheer on the 486 athletes who will represent the Arab world in 362 events.
Over the years, we have created over a dozen projects to celebrate these Middle East and North African (also called MENA) countries and we thought we’d share them with you.
Please feel free to visit some of these activities over the next two weeks to cheer on your favorite MENA country.
(Notes – 1- Kuwait has been suspended, however athletes from that country will be participating. 2 – We have created two Syria crafts for both flags and also wanted to include a project to help refugees)
Start by dowloading some free printables to get to know the MENA countries that are members of the Arab League:
We also recently released the Arabic Color Poster:
Stay tuned for the Arabic Alphabet Animal Coloring Book coming out next. Plus the designs for the Arabic Shapes Poster and Arabic Numbers Poster have already been started. If you are a retailer, A Crafty Arab will also be offering an affiliate program in the fall.
And who knows what my husband still has up his sleeve! Watch out world, he’s gone back to the library.