This past January, the Multicultural Children’s Book Day team wrapped up their 9th annual online event, held each year to shine a spotlight on diverse children’s literature. While the event itself is an hour-long, fun-filled Twitter Party, the celebration continued long beyond those 60 minutes. What a fun night! Diverse books were given away to participants and hosts shared (what we lovingly call) a “Big Giant Linky” where you can find reviews of and recommendations for hundreds of diverse books for children. Social media was filled with pictures and posts all celebrating the #readyourworld movement.
Now that this year’s event is over, our hearts are full of gratitude. We want to thank our 823 reviewers, 166 donators, 854 matches, 1 super platinum medallion sponsor, 1 platinum medallion sponsor, 5 gold medallion sponsors (including KidLit TV), 3 silver medallion sponsors, 21 bronze medallion sponsors, 37 authors, and 71 sponsors whose support made Multicultural Children’s Book Day possible. Thank you!!In case you missed it, here are a few tweets from the celebration:
Here are some of the amazing books teachers and students shared for Multicultural Children’s Book Day at #CannadayES !
Be a Friend by @SalinaYoon
The Seven Chinese Sister’s by @pacylin
Bunhead by @mistyonpointe
Pulpo Guisado by @ericvelasquezny #MCBD2022 #ReadYourWorld 2/ pic.twitter.com/YSRPsXuogx
— ⓇⓄ-Listen to Understand #BlackLivesMatter 📚🦻🏽 (@romenendez14) January 29, 2022
A4. We read a ton more than before, we are home more often, share more stories, create more of our own. My daughter loves doing book photo shoots! #ReadYourWorld https://t.co/0w6uSJCdSW pic.twitter.com/0saVcNexGf
— Fallon Farokhi (@ffarokhi) January 29, 2022
Secret Code Sight Words🔎#PBL Shape exploration utilizing2️⃣ inclusive #classroombookaday texts supporting our investigation of shapes all around us🌎&Wore my brand new👕#ProudTeacher moment when all my students easily identified the quote🇺🇸#CelebrateDiversity #ReadYourWorld pic.twitter.com/DI8FAhyKoL
— 𝙈𝙧𝙨.𝙌𝙪𝙞𝙣𝙣 (@Quinndergarten2) January 30, 2022
Now what? We’ll relax for a bit — then we gear up for our 10th annual celebration on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Stay tuned for some exciting things coming on the next Multicultural Children’s Book Day.