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 🙂
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 by the Numbers
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!
The many people and organizations that made the success of the 2018 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. To date, roughly 1,000 books have been mailed out to classrooms over the last 5 years.
2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors
HONORARY: Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild
PLATINUM:Scholastic Book Clubs
GOLD:Audrey Press, Candlewick Press, Loving Lion Books, Second Story Press, Star Bright Books, Worldwide Buddies
SILVER:Capstone Publishing, Author Charlotte Riggle, Child’s Play USA, KidLit TV, Pack-n-Go Girls, Plum Street Press
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
2018 Author Sponsors
Honorary Author Sponsors: Author/Illustrator Aram Kim and Author/Illustrator Juana Medina
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
2018 Multicultural Children’s Book Day CoHosts
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
2018 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Participating Bloggers
600+ wonderful bloggers stepped forward and agreed to review multicultural children’s books for our special event.
(Link cloud coming soon!)
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our 2018 event a huge success!
*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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Patricia Furstenberg says
It has been a rewarding experience and a learning curve being part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018! Thank you!