Join us for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party on Saturday, Jan 27th from 9:00pm to 10pm EST.
Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld to win 13 book packages! Pre-register here for the Twitter Party.
This Twitter Party is hosted by me and my other co-founders Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book.
Here are the questions that we will be discussing along with each book bundle prize. We will be giving out the book prizes IN REAL TIME during the Twitter Party.
9:00 pm Q1: Share some recent diverse, multicultural and inclusive books that you’ve read with your kids. #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q1:
9:05 pm Q2: What kinds of diverse characters/themes/topics would you like to see more of in children’s books? #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q2:
9:10 pm Q3: While the number of children’s books of a diverse nature have gone up in recent years to 28%, those by people of color/Native authors remain at 6%. How do you feel about this? #ReadYourWorld (Stat from @LEEandLOW http://blog.leeandlow.com/2017/03/30/the-diversity-gap-in-childrens-book-publishing-2017/)
Book Bundle Prize for Q3:
9:15 pm Q4: What is the ONE diversity book that you’d love to see used in the classroom and why? #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q4:
9:20 pm Q5: Do you have a new (or new to you) diversity author or book discovery that you are excited about? #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q5:
9:25 pm Q6: Our Classroom Empathy Kit this year focuses on refugees and immigrants. What books are you using at home or in the classroom to teach empathy? #ReadYourWorld https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teacher-classroom-empathy-kit/
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9:30pm Q7: Book activities help bring books to life. Has anyone tried the Backpack Activity in our Empathy Kit: What you would pack if you had to flee your country and had 5 minutes to pack? #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q7:
9:35pm Q8: Our next Classroom Kit is Poverty in the U.S. Do you think this is a good topic? Why or why not? #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q8:
9:40pm Q9: What diverse children’s books would you suggest for our Classroom Kit on Poverty in the U.S.? #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q9:
9:45pm Q10: What diversity/multicultural/
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9:50pm Q11: What resources do you use to find diverse children’s books? #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q11:
9:55pm Q12: From #metoo to #shepersisted to Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, there is a huge interest in making a better tomorrow for our daughters. What books do you recommend that reflect this movement? #ReadYourWorld
Book Bundle Prize for Q12:
Multicultural Children’s Book Day GRAND PRIZE!
Not sure how to join in? Check out this great post from Project Manager Becky on How to Participate in the 2018 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party #ReadYourWorld
Natasha Wing says
I’m passing this onto teachers!
Case in point: I wrote a multi-cultural picture book 22 years ago and its staying power proves that multi-cultural stories are good reads. We need more!
Thank you! I’m so excited for this 5th. year! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a special day and event!