We are happy to announce our line up for our #ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2019 with Children’s Book Council!
Neal Porter Books/Holiday House
Book list on Multicultural Stories
*She had to drop out due to heavy workload.
Great things are happening at Multicultural Children’s Book Day headquarters!
*Our Poster Reveal: The official MCBD2019 poster courtesy of author/illustrator, Julie Flett, is ready to take the world by storm! Needless to say, this poster’s beauty blew us away. Go here to read Julie’s story and download a copy for your reading area, library or classroom.
Hard to believe that 2018 is speeding along and 2019 is inching closer and closer. As the planning for the next Multicultural Children’s Book Day (1/25/19) starts picking up steam, we are also continuing with our plan to take this diverse literacy-based non-profit global! And for that, we need your help. But first, a quick recap:
Since 2012, MCCBD’s main focus has been to raise awareness on the need for books of a diverse nature to be available in homes and classrooms. We have worked tirelessly for 5+ years to not only shine the spotlight on multicultural children’s book authors and publishers but to get books of this nature on shelves and into the hands of young readers. If you are unfamiliar with our organization, feel free to read about our mission here.
We also offer many free resources to parents, teachers, and librarians:
Social Media Leverage: Our 1/27/18 Multicultural Children’s Book Day event garnered over 3 billion social media share impressions over a three-day period.
A New Goal for 2019: The MCBD team is on a mission to not only duplicate these results on a global level, but to connect with global diverse authors, publishers, and book reviewers to help spread awareness of the amazing kids’ books that are available from non-USA sources.
To do this, we need to identify these non-US authors, publishers, and organizations with the help of our Global Team. From book donation for schools, Sponsorship packages, being matched with overseas book reviewers and monetary support for this non-profit, there are many ways to get involved and join this gigantic online celebration and important initiative.
As you can see from our 2018 Medallion Level and Author Sponsor Pages, authors and publishers have all embraced this initiative because they know we have the eyes and ears of their end users.
If you have interest in getting involved in Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019, please sign up via this Google Form and we will loop back around with the necessary information once the event gets closer. Looking forward to working with you!
We’ve invited all of our classrooms and supporters to celebrate The Big Day anytime during 1/22 and 1/27 and we’ve already had some educators and organizations share their ReadYourWorld fun here. The buzz around this event is mind-blowing and we felt compelled to share even more fun images and examples of educators using #Readyourworld to educate Global Citizens:
Sarah Fisk from the Orange County (Orlando) Library System reached out to use in September to share their plans for Local Author Festivals in honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day! The library had a signing-only author festival with 6 Florida authors from 2 to 4 pm. They also had Crystal Sullivan, the library’s lead storyteller, do a mini storytime for children at 2 and 3pm.
Amazing lesson for Multicultural Children’s Book Day!! The book 10 Gulab Jamuns and the sweet treat made with @CampbellOutside were a huge hit with our class! Many thanks to author @SAcharya7 for sharing the book with us! #ReadYourWorld @CampbellAPS @APSVirginia pic.twitter.com/f8MrNsKHtp
— Jessica Berg (@MsBergsClass) January 25, 2018
— Mrs. R.’s Class (@rlsmrsrclass121) January 26, 2018
@KensingtonES_NC is ready for MCBW in the media center! Check out one of these books to travel the world!!! @AGHoulihan @rachelnclarke #MCBD2018 #Literacy4U #ReadYourWorld #UCPSLibraryLife pic.twitter.com/C5vqzerdgv
— Bryan McKenzie (@McKeduc8or) January 24, 2018
— aimee randall (@teachvt) January 26, 2018
— Melissa Tirado (@MrsTiradoENL) January 25, 2018
Book 2 for #MCBD2018! We read the Water Princess and talked about what we can do to change the world ❤ 🌍 @McKeduc8or @rachelnclarke @AGHoulihan #ReadYourWorld #UCPSLibraryLife #Literacy4U pic.twitter.com/kv7T1HIgvZ
— Felicia Moore (@Moore1stGrade) January 25, 2018
To celebrate #ReadYourWorld at @CannadayMISD today, teachers schoolwide are sharing a Multicultural Children’s Book. Cannaday teachers to enter our classroom book giveaway remember to post a pic of your readaloud w/ #ReadYourWorld & tag me!Thank you @MCChildsBookDay for the swag! pic.twitter.com/c9BhrjInrA
— Ro Menendez (@romenendez14) January 26, 2018
Book 1 for #MCBD2018– we don’t judge by our outside appearances! Made personal hashtags for ourselves & wrote postcards to friends telling them what we think about them using inside traits. @McKeduc8or @AGHoulihan @rachelnclarke #Literacy4U #UCPSLibraryLife #ReadYourWorld pic.twitter.com/qvgq6cKkrQ
— Felicia Moore (@Moore1stGrade) January 24, 2018
— Vivian Harris (@vivianharris45) January 26, 2018
— aimee randall (@teachvt) January 26, 2018
— Joni Harris (@Jharrisreads) January 25, 2018
Hard to believe it has been almost 30 days since the mind-blowing awesome 1/27/18 MCBD celebration and we can promise all of you that we are still recovering!
The MCBD team was touched and elevated by the overwhelming support and enthusiasm surrounding our diverse children’s literature online celebration. In the days following the crescendo of the event, and our crazy-fun annual Twitter Party, we all have spent hours sifting through the amazing thoughts, comments, and requests that were offered up during our on and offline global event. Here is the Summary of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018.
MCBD will be moving from an “every January 27th” celebration date to a “last Friday in January” focus so we don’t interfere with
International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Just a FYI 🙂
3,210,943,767: Total number of social media share impressions for January 25-28, 2018. Yes…that’s BILLION with a “B.” Yes, we triple checked it.
One Ba-Jillion: The number of hours spent coordinating, navigating, managing, enjoying, connecting, networking, pitching and problem-solving. Just kidding. It was a lot, but we don’t mind. It’s a labor of love!
21: The number of wonderful book-loving CoHosts who acted as ambassadors for this years’ event
2: The number of times #ReadYourWorld trended on Twitter on 1/27/18
Over 600: The number of parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians and young readers read diverse kidlit and YA books in honor of the event. These reviews can be seen on our every growing Big Giant Linky for 2018.
591, 592, 593…: The ever-growing number of multicultural children’s book reviews being added to the Big Giant Linky for 2018
75+: Number of diverse kids’ books given away thanks to the Children’s Book Council (CBC) Book Jam Project.
29: Number of powerhouse Medallion Level Sponsors
50: Number of amazing Author Sponsors.
83: Number of generous book donators who sent books for classrooms
1734+: Number of classrooms signed up to receive a free book from MCBD.
Author Sponsors, a boatload of generous book donators and many, many authors, teachers, parents, readers, and librarians showed up to read, visit and enjoy the multicultural book titles, discussions and book-related activities!
2500+: Number of downloads for our FREE Classroom Kindness Kit and FREE Classroom Empathy Kit!
This year we were again blessed with amazing sponsors, reviewers, book donators, and supporters. We want to share a very special Thank you to Honorary Sponsor- The Junior Library Guild for continuing to send books for our classroom project. To date, roughly 1,000 books have been mailed out to classrooms over the last 5 years.
PLATINUM:Scholastic Book Clubs
BRONZE: Carole P. Roman, Charlesbridge Publishing, Dr. Crystal Bowe, Gokul! World, Green Kids Club, Gwen Jackson, Jacqueline Woodson, Juan J. Guerra, Language Lizard, Lee & Low Books, RhymeTime Storybooks, Sanya Whittaker Gragg, TimTimTom Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wisdom Tales Press
Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo, Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles, Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and MysticPrincesses.com, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn Real Dads Read, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen, Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and MFL Publishing Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham Author Natasha Yim
A Crafty Arab, All Done Monkey, Barefoot Mommy, Biracial Bookworms, Books My Kids Read , Crafty Moms Share , Colours of Us, Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes, The Educators’ Spin On It , Embracing Diversity,Franticmommy, Growing Book by Book , Here Wee Read, Imagination Soup Kid World Citizen · Mama Smiles · Multicultural Kid Blogs , Randomly Reading, Spanish Playground, The Logonauts, Wise Owl Factory
600+ wonderful bloggers stepped forward and agreed to review multicultural children’s books for our special event.
(Link cloud coming soon!)
*For Multicultural Children’s Book Day, we hand-tabulated the social media shares of most of the individuals listed above, tracking Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest social media shares only. Additional social media shares on Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn and other social media platforms were not included. Social media share impressions by individuals not listed above were also counted.
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