Hi Multiculturalism Rockers!
For my first post I’d like to introduce you to MultiCultural Review, a print and online trade journal that focuses on reviewing books and other materials that promote a better understanding of diversity. The journal, used by educators and librarians, has quite a list of subject areas it reviews, and one of MC Review’s top priorities is material for younger readers. This might interest you children’s writers out there.
Besides fiction for kids and teens, MC Review covers textbooks, curriculum guides, and other instructional materials. I’ll bet the people who put out this wonderful, informative journal are proud that the American Library Association (ALA) has made MC Review the official publication of the Ethnic and MultiCultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT).
Speaking of the people behind the journal, we’ll be interviewing the editor-in-chief Lyn Miller-Lachmann sometime soon, so stay tuned for that. Other members of the MC Review team are Publisher Todd Goldman and Advertising Director Deb Goldman. Impressive that three people, with the help of freelance contributors, publish this extensive journal (36 pages just of reviews!).
I don’t think you have to be an educator or librarian to enjoy MC Review. Chock full of information, each issue includes reviews (of course ) but also pages of News Notes (many related to MC children’s literature), the Editor’s Shelf, the Chalkboard, Continuing Diversity and four feature articles. Are any of you writers? If so, you should check out the Publisher Directory and the Author Index. There are also Title and Subject Indexes. MultiCultural Review accepts submissions for articles and reviews, so check out their guidelines too!
I really recommend this amazing journal—what a great contribution to the promotion and understanding of multiculturalism.
Hope you all have a great day!
Edited August 8, 2012 by Nathalie Mvondo: The Multicultural Review has ceased activities.