It’s a wrap!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 is officially over and we think it was the Best.Celebration.YET.
Over the last years, our online and offline diverse kidlit initiative has enabled us to not only shine the spotlight on exceptional diverse books for kids and teens but to also get to know the amazing people who bring those books to life.
Another thing that has touched our hearts and made our eyes leak with happiness is the overwhelming support from young readers, parents, caregivers, educators, and librarians. Here are some examples of the Memorable Moments of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020.
Memorable Moments of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020
— Mrs. Rupnick (@Rhodes7and8LA) January 21, 2020
— Angie Stallbaumer (@AngStallbaumer) January 17, 2020
— ReadJustLikeMe (@ReadJustLikeMe) January 17, 2020
— JCPS en Español (@JCPSlatino) January 31, 2020
— AISLearns (@AISLearns) January 31, 2020
For #ReadYourWorld Day we read books from all cultures and backgrounds. Made @Flipgrids of two summaries: a good summary and a summary missing parts. Then watched the videos and guessed the better of the two! #WeAreGroves #everydaycounts #bethelight pic.twitter.com/fPAtLry22g
— Christina Ross (@christinalyross) January 31, 2020
— Pascale Viala (@pascaleviala) January 31, 2020
So what makes a book multicultural? Join us in celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day by cracking open a book that shares and celebrates diverse perspectives! #Readyourworld #ownvoices pic.twitter.com/FWtc3W7rQj
— MO School Librarians (@MASLOnline) January 31, 2020
“The world is a diverse one. Publishing needs to accurately reflect the world as it is, from the books we publish to the people working in every facet of this business. “ Read the 2019 Diversity Baseline Survey Results from @LEEandLOW: https://t.co/2mUPTSACQh#ReadYourWorld pic.twitter.com/RqhMlOLHSI
— KidLit TV (@KidLitTV_NYC) January 29, 2020
We also watched this video and made Diwali diyas! Thank you @BollyGroove for sharing Maya and Neel’s adventures with us and for so many great online resources! What a great way to celebrate #MCBD2020 @MCChildsBookDay #ReadYourWorld https://t.co/AyHYt4ZNJP pic.twitter.com/ON27mYMCYo
— Jessica Berg (@MsBergsClass) January 31, 2020
— Eugenia Chu (@chuauthor) January 31, 2020
2nd graders celebrated Multicultural Children’s Book Day by reading a book, asking a peer questions about having diabetes & making Braille cards! #ReadYourWorld @GutermuthES #JCPSLibrarians #WeAreJCPS #GutermuthPride @sandralhogue pic.twitter.com/UQvSgoZdgu
— Cindy Hundley (@cindy_hundley) January 31, 2020
Today was a good @MCChildsBookDay! We talked identity, equality vs. equity, & I showed them the diversity in children’s lit stats from 2015 & 2018. We read about @iammarleydias & finished off with a book tasting and a read aloud of Sumo Joe by @pragmaticmom! #ReadYourWorld 📚🗺️ pic.twitter.com/To2a8kaoSj
— Vi Figueroa (@teacherfig) January 31, 2020
— Katie Gordon (@ureadIread) February 1, 2020
Just participated in my first ever #TwitterParty #ReadYourWorld That was overwhelmingly AMAZING! My head is spinning but my heart is full! Thank you @MCChildsBookDay @pragmaticmom @CapstonePub and everyone in the chat! pic.twitter.com/rysBYcEAfm
— Katie Thomas (@MrsTLoves2Read) February 1, 2020
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Raising awareness, celebrating diversity, and reading together. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Our ELs decided what qualities would be admirable, & how their “U”niqueness will make them the next undefeated. #ReadYourWorld #MulticulturalChildrensBookDay #JordanMSLegends pic.twitter.com/3juh0VZuFH
— Sonia Sida (@SidaSonia) February 1, 2020
It’s #MulticulturalChildrensBookDay!We celebrated in room 221 by going on a hunt for multicultural books in our classroom library. My @FrayserTigers found so many great books to add to their book bins for next week! #ReadYourWorldJCPS #ReadYourWorld #WeAreJCPS pic.twitter.com/qJJhesWBIH
— Stephanie Burrow-Carpenter (@MrsBC221) January 31, 2020
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What an honor it is to see a child’s face light up and say “Hey! I see me on the page!” My girl helped me with reading the Spanish words in the book “Mari” to her class 💛 • • #MeonThePage #RepresentationMatters #DiverseReads #KidsLit #EarlyReaders #KidsLitChat #AmWriting #BlackEducator #BookWorm #BlackAuthors #DiverseChildrensBooks #BlackAuthorsMatter #DiverseReads #EarlyLiteracy #MustRead #LitChat #ChildrensBook #KidsBooks #EarlyReader #1000BlackGirlBooks #KidsBooksInstagram #KidsBooks #WeNeedDiverseBooks #ReadYourWorld
This is just a small sample of the global fun and book-inspired participation. Search #ReadYourWorld on any social media channel to discover MORE memorable moments of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020. THANK YOU, everyone!
ONE MORE THING
Show some social media love while marketing your book (or an author you admire) in a creative and far-reaching way!
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Social Media Shout-Outs
Our Social Media Shout-Outs has escalated in popularity over the last few months because folks see that it an affordable way to show some online love to their own work, an author they admire, or a book they admire. MCBD Social Media Shout-Outs also acts as a fundraiser for this non-profit.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Social Media Shout-Out =$25 (sale price good until 2/28/20)
Anyone with a PayPal account can gift an online “shout-out” to an author friend who has a kid’s or YA book with a diversity theme OR use it as an effective tool for their own book marketing and book promotion.
Using a custom image created by the MCBD Team, we will provide one share/post our Twitter feed (over 13.7K followers) on our Instagram Feed (over 10.500 followers), within our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Private Facebook Group (over 1500 Members) and our Facebook page (over 4K followers) as well.
That’s a LOT of eyeballs!
AND, right now, everyone has a chance to lock in a Social Media Shout Out at the $25 rate before the price goes up on March 1, 2020. (Purchasers have 30 days from the date of the Shout Out purchase to redeem their purchase).
GO HERE to get more details, see more samples of past Shout-Outs, and to purchase your own Social Media Shout Out to honor someone in the world of diverse books for kids and teens! #ReadYourWorld