Join us for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party on Saturday, Jan 27th from 9:00pm to 10pm EST.
Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld to win 13 book packages! Pre-register here for the Twitter Party.
This Twitter Party is hosted by me and my other co-founders Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book.
Here are the questions that we will be discussing along with each book bundle prize. We will be giving out the book prizes IN REAL TIME during the Twitter Party.
9:00 pm Q1: Share some recent diverse, multicultural and inclusive books that you’ve read with your kids. #ReadYourWorld
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9:05 pm Q2: What kinds of diverse characters/themes/topics would you like to see more of in children’s books? #ReadYourWorld
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9:10 pm Q3: While the number of children’s books of a diverse nature have gone up in recent years to 28%, those by people of color/Native authors remain at 6%. How do you feel about this? #ReadYourWorld (Stat from @LEEandLOW http://blog.leeandlow.com/2017/03/30/the-diversity-gap-in-childrens-book-publishing-2017/)
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9:15 pm Q4: What is the ONE diversity book that you’d love to see used in the classroom and why? #ReadYourWorld
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9:20 pm Q5: Do you have a new (or new to you) diversity author or book discovery that you are excited about? #ReadYourWorld
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9:25 pm Q6: Our Classroom Empathy Kit this year focuses on refugees and immigrants. What books are you using at home or in the classroom to teach empathy? #ReadYourWorld http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teacher-classroom-empathy-kit/
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9:30pm Q7: Book activities help bring books to life. Has anyone tried the Backpack Activity in our Empathy Kit: What you would pack if you had to flee your country and had 5 minutes to pack? #ReadYourWorld
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9:35pm Q8: Our next Classroom Kit is Poverty in the U.S. Do you think this is a good topic? Why or why not? #ReadYourWorld
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9:40pm Q9: What diverse children’s books would you suggest for our Classroom Kit on Poverty in the U.S.? #ReadYourWorld
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9:45pm Q10: What diversity/multicultural/
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9:50pm Q11: What resources do you use to find diverse children’s books? #ReadYourWorld
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9:55pm Q12: From #metoo to #shepersisted to Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, there is a huge interest in making a better tomorrow for our daughters. What books do you recommend that reflect this movement? #ReadYourWorld
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Multicultural Children’s Book Day GRAND PRIZE!
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.