Multicultural Children’s Book Day (January 27, 2018)

Plum Street Press is proud to sponsor Multicultural Children’s Book Day, an event dedicated to showcasing books that celebrate diversity. Children of color have, historically, been underrepresented in children’s books, but here at Plum Street Press, we believe all children should get to see themselves and their friends reflected in the books they read. Seeing different kinds of people in stories helps us all by affirming and uplifting our shared humanity, so we’re thrilled to support Multicultural Children’s Book Day, which was started “to raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity [and] to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.”

On January 27th, a series of online and in-person events will give readers, librarians, parents, and teachers a chance to learn about some of the great books out there that feature characters of color and tell stories that offer ways to connect to the diverse world we live in. There will be recommendations, book reviews, giveaways, and gatherings both offline and online. For more information on ways to take part, please visit out the Multicultural Children’s Book Day website at And don’t forget to check out #ReadYourWorld on social media!


Available Now-Jupiter Storm

Jupiter Storm is a middle-grade fantasy by Marti Dumas. Like all of Dumas’ stories, this one shows a smart main character in a very human light. We love it, and we’d love for you to hear what early readers are saying about it, too:

“The imagery is vivid and timeless.”

“I started reading this book, curious if my 4th and 5th grade daughters would like it, and by a quarter of the way through I curled up on the couch and gave up all pretense of accomplishing anything else but finishing the book. I could not put it down.”

“I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be Jacqueline Marie Johnson, to be her best friend, or to be her mother!”

“As a great-grandmother, this book is not my cup of tea! But I read it to two great-granddaughters who (aged 6 & 7) loved it – their only complaint was reading it over a week to ten days – they wanted it all in one day. Two other great-granddaughters aged (10 & 13) read it for themselves and loved it. They want more stories like it.”

“Jupiter Storm has everything you could ask for in a book: humor, adventure, genuine, relatable family dynamics, magic, and redemption. I cannot wait for my girls to read this book.”

Middle-grade Fantasy. Ages 8-12. Available wherever books are sold.