So many amazing parents, teachers, and librarians have been sharing their plans for MCBD, we just had to pass on this magic to our supporters.
This email from Tam Hixson truly made our eyes leak!
“Just a quick update to let you know what MCBD has inspired in Lake Oswego, Oregon….
Last month we had a Kids Bake Sale with a goal to raise $1000. With the support of several individuals, groups, businesses, and local newspaper, we exceeded our goal and raised $1200. We’ve partnered with the school district librarian and 100% of the proceeds purchased a dozen multicultural books for all of the elementary schools in our district.
Part 2 is our upcoming MCBD Read-In at our public library on January 27th! A local children’s book author (Carmen Bernier-Grand) will be kicking off the event. We’ll have special guest readers from the community as well as snacks, cozy ready nooks, and a plethora of books for families to choose from.
From Lake Oswego, thank you for inspiring people of all ages to #ReadYourWorld!” Warmly, Tam Hixson
Here are other ways supporters are getting ready for January 27th:
— Tamra Snell (@tamra_snell) January 8, 2018
— Center for Literacy (@CtrInqLiteracy) January 2, 2018
#Children from many different backgrounds gathered to talk about building an #Aboriginal reading culture: https://t.co/KMikIquGzZ #culture #multiculturalbooks #ReadYourWorld @CraftyClassroom pic.twitter.com/VFrEah0Prt
— Reading | Culture (@readingcultr) December 27, 2017
ONE MORE THING:
The 5th Annual Twitter Party is coming! Join us for great conversations, fun prizes and the chance to # ReadYourWorld on 1/27/18!
Join us on Jan 27th, 9pm EST for 5th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party! We promise it will be a fun and fast-paced hour of great book conversations, sharing of diverse book ideas and lots of prizes. Follow the hashtag #ReadYourWorld to join the conversation and to also win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!
We will be giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes!
Twitter Party Details:
When: Saturday, January 27th
Time: 9 pm to 10 pm EST
Where: On Twitter!
Sponsored By: Scholastic Reading Clubs
Hosted by: Co-Founders Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom!
We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We invite EVERYONE to join us: authors, publishers, parents, caregivers, librarians, KidLit lovers. You don’t have to be an author or publisher sponsor to join us! Let’s talk about our favorite multicultural and diverse children’s books, authors, and illustrators!