It’s only been a few weeks since the mind-blowingly awesome 1/27/17 MCBD celebration and we can promise all of you that we are still recovering!
Again, 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 (the crazy-fun Twitter Party) we all have spent hours sifting through the amazing thoughts, comments and requests that were offered up during our Twitter Party on 1/27/17 and picked the best-of-the-best share with our valued 2017 Sponsors.
Here is just a sampling of the Special Moments we LOVED from Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017.
Go HERE to view this info-packed blog post and you can also get a larger sample of our Twitter Party Storified HERE.
Another notable accomplishment we pulled off during the fast-paced months preceding MCBD is the fact we published an eBook as a fundraiser for ongoing MCBD projects! It is currently for sale on Amazon here.
Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educators is a “Best Of” list of diversity books lists for children contributed by 20 bloggers and 2 authors.
Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educators will be priced at $4.99 and 100 percent of proceeds will go towards donating books to teachers for their classroom libraries.
In fact, for each book purchased, one book can be donated to a teacher! Read more about the ebook and the booklists it contains HERE.
About a bajillion (OK, maybe not that many) women hours were spent patiently tabulating these social media share impressions using an effective (albeit MCBD closely guarded formula) to arrive at these numbers for the 25-27th. We are proud to note that #ReadyYourWorld was trending THREE different times on Twitter on the 27th and Instagram boasted 1300 hashtag mentions during the days leading up to our special event.
Want to know what we discovered? Here’s the grand total of social media share impressions from 1/25 to celebration day on 1/27…
Yes…that BILLION with a “B.” Yes, we triple checked it. It’s for realz! For details of the 3.6 billion social media share impressions breakdown, go here.
So that being said, time to recognize the many people and organizations that made the success of the 2017 event possible.
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.
THANK YOU to our Medallion Level Sponsors:
Scholastic, Barefoot Books, ReadBroccoli.com,
Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey Press, Candlewick Press,Fathers Incorporated/ Real Dads Read,
New York Media Works, LLC/ KidLit TV, Capstone Young Readers, Child’s Play USA,
Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee & Low Books, Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle, Chronicle Books, Pomelo Books
THANK YOU to our Author Sponsors:
Karen Leggett Abouraya, Veronica Appleton, Susan Bernardo, Kathleen Burkinshaw, Delores Connors, Maria Dismondy, D.G. Driver, Geoff Griffin, Savannah Hendricks, Stephen Hodges, Carmen Bernier-Grand,Vahid Imani, Gwen Jackson, Hena, Khan, David Kelly, Mariana Llanos, Natasha Moulton-Levy, Teddy O’Malley, Stacy McAnulty, Cerece Murphy,Ammi-Joan Paquette, Miranda Paul, Annette Pimentel, Greg Ransom, Sandra Richards, Elsa Takaoka, Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Monika Schröder, Sarah Stevenson, SmartChoiceNation,Andrea Y. Wang
THANK YOU to our CoHosts:
A Crafty Arab, All Done Monkey, Books My Kids Read, Crafty Moms Share, Colours of Us, Educators Spin on it, Franticmommy, Growing Book by Book, Imagination Soup, Kid World Citizen, Mama Smiles, Multicultural Kid Blogs, Randomly Reading, Spanish Playground, The Jenny Evolution, The Logonauts, Youth Literature Reviews
THANK YOU to all 400 multicultural children’s book reviewers! We could not have done it without you!
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Book Loving Homeschooler Book Review Mama Book Riders bookbuzz4kids.com Books and Giggles Books Before Bandaids Books For Littles Books, Babies, and Bows BooksYALove.com Bookworms and Owls Briana Villa Bridget and the Books Bringing Up the Parks Butter and Beats Caitlin Courshon CandidCeillieBlog Caraline Golson Cassy Charyn Castle View Academy Catherine Harrison Catherine’s Pascha Celebrate Picture Books Celeste, Alina Charliesixty Charlotte’s Library Chezapez Chickadee Lit Children’s Books Heal Childress Ink Chris Salerno Chris Salerno Christian Homeschool Moms Christie Wyman Christina Fletcher Christina Lumbreras Christopher Hunt Classroom Liner Notes Crafty Moms Share Creative World of Varya Curly Carla Daniel Schreiber Debbie Chitty Descendant of Poseidon Reads Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes DoYouNoah eeyagitales.com Elementary My Dear, or Far From It Elizabeth Piaquadio Embracing Diversity Emily Lieberman eNannylink Enjoy the Learning Journey Erica Swallow’s Blog Eva Sanchez Ever Ready Everything Children’s Literature FACTR Family Style Schooling Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents Finding Wonderland Fortune Cookie Mom From The Toddler Diaries Gale Roth Geek Club Books Geo Librarian Ginny’s Tonic Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore Gladys Elizabeth Globe Trottin’ Kids Good Reads With Ronna Grab The Book Greatly Blessed Green, Alexes GROG Grove Hall Branch of the BPL Facebook Hallie Brinkman Happy Eco Mama Harleen Didi’s Blog Heart Twitch Heidi Bergman Zick Heidi Rees Hello, Wonderful Helping Kids Rise Here Wee Read Hip Hop Homeschoolers Hispanic Mama Homebound But Hopeful Homeschool Your Boys Hybrid Parenting I Citizen magazine I Love Books And I Cannot Lie Imchattynatty Indian American Mom Indie Tot Isra Hashmi It’s Fundamental Jackson Walnut Park Schools Janeane’s World Janet Keen Janetballetta.com Java John Z’s Jennifer Kapur Jennifer Lacika Jessica Culhane Jessica Tudos Jill Leahy Jill Marotta Joan Abrevaya Jojoebi-designs Journey into Libraryland Joy Sun Bear Juliano, Larissa Julie Jo Larson Juliette Kuijpers ter Weijden Junior Shelfie JW Cain Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Central WA Kate Olson Katherine Mackinnon Katherine Nyborg Kathys Cluttered Mind Keila Dawson, Author & Educator Kelly Choi Yin Tan Kelly’s Classroom Kelsey Qudah Kenathehyena Kesi Augustine Kimberly Malcolm Kimberly Meija Know Thyself Krazyfrazzledmom Kristen Wolff Kristi’s Book Nook La Clase de SRa. 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THANK YOU to the many, many fine folks who donated books. If we’ve missed you on this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you!
Stephanie Campisi Books, Mighty Media Press, Arte Publico Press, Becky Villareal, Oneeka Williams, MD, Latoyoua Topping, Suzan Johnson, Alexandra Parsons, Toshia Stelivan, Sherrill Cannon, Shereen Rahming, Page Street Publishing, Premio Publishing & Gozo Books, Angeleno Avenue Publishing, INC, Ann Berlak and Hardball Press, StorytellerBooks, Mosi-O-Tunya Press, Kane Miller Books, Karen Fisher-Bolton and Pacific Dogwood Press, Markelle Media, Shoumi Sen and the Toddler Diaries, Jacqueline Jules, Second Story Press, Mascot Books, Cardinal Rule Press,Sleeping Bear Press, AWD Books Publishing, Happy Platypus Press, Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Children’s Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Gracefully Global Group LLC, Susanne Aspley / I Know How to Books, East West Discovery Press, Guardian Angel Publishing, The Literary Publishing Group, DLee’s World, Nikko FungChung, Ruben Watson, E.B. Weissman, Anita Badhwar, CeCe Younger and BYWDYR Books,
Don’t forget, our Classroom Kindess Kit is still available!
Looking for Kindness Classroom books and activities for your students?
Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s Downloadable Kindness Classroom Kit for Educators, Caregivers and Homeschoolers is OUR gift to YOU.
Our FREE Classroom Kindness Kit from Multicultural Children’s Book Day includes:
– Diversity Kindness books for ages 4-12
– Classroom Kindness activities, both quick and project based
– Be A Hero Be Kind poster by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
– Multicultural Children’s Book Day poster by DEMI
Go here to download and Be Kind, Be a Hero today!
Julie Gribble says
It was an honor to support diverse books on this day and to help spread the word about MCBD throughout the year!
From the KidLit TV Team!
Thank you so much Julie! We appreciate you and KIdLitTV a TON! 🙂