Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! We are giving away Book Bundles every 5 minutes!
Friday, January 25th
9 pm to 10 pm EST
We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We invite EVERYONE to join us: authors, publishers, parents, caregivers, librarians, KidLit lovers. You don’t have to be an author or publisher sponsor to join us! Let’s talk about our favorite multicultural and diverse children’s books, authors, and illustrators!
Thank you to Deirdre Cummings for sponsoring our Twitter Party! Deirdre “Deedee” Cummings is the founder of Make A Way Media and a therapist, attorney, author, and mom!
She is also the author nine diverse children’s books including: Heart, My Trip to the Beach, If a Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I?, My Dad’s Job, Love Is…,Think of It Like This!, Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess and I Want To Be a Bennett Belle. Her newest book, Like Rain Water, is a beautiful and inspiring story about hope and compassion towards yourself and towards others.
Her newest book, Like Rain Water, is a diverse therapeutic book for kids ages 10 and up. Like Rain Water is a beautiful and inspiring story about hope and compassion towards yourself and towards others. Therapist, attorney, author, and mom Deirdre “Deedee” Cummings passes down lessons learned from her mother.
Win 1 of 12 Diversity Children’s Book Bundles! 100+ Book GIVEAWAY
How do you join the Twitter party? Just use hashtag #ReadYourWorld to find us. When you tweet, use the hashtag so everyone can find you! Register here to win.
2019 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party and Book Bundle GIVEAWAYS
Each book bundle will include this book tote courtesy of Capstone Publishing!
Question 1 (9:00 pm): What are your and your children’s favorite diversity authors, illustrators, and books?
Win Book Bundle #1 (Courtesy of Scholastic)
The Serpents Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond by Sayantani Dasgupta
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes
Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh
We’ve Got The Whole World in our Hands by Rafael Lopez
Question 2 (9:05 pm): One new controversy in children’s book publishing is who should write from a minority point of view? What do you think of the #OwnVoices diversity movement in children’s book publishing?
Win Book Bundle #2 (Courtesy of Real MVP Kids and their Help Me Understand™ and Help Me Become Series™
Lucas Tames the Anger Dragon
Blake Rewires the Failure Circuit
Sarah Sizes Up the Insecure Ant
Miriam Lassoes the Worry Whirlwind
Stand Down Bullies
Question 3 (9:10 pm): What diversity topics in children’s books do you wish there were more books on?
Win Book Bundle #3
Dragon Dancer by Joyce Chng and Jeremy Pailler from Lantana Publishing
I Am Famous by Tara Luebbe ad Becky Cattie
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
Neema’s Reason to Smile by Patricia Newman
The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros
Question 4 (9:15 pm): What diversity children’s books, authors, and illustrators do you think deserve more recognition? Let’s give them a shout out!
Win Book Bundle #4 (Courtesy of Chickasaw Press)
Little Loksi by Trey Hays
Mission to Space by John Herrington
Chula the Fox by Anthony Perry
C is for Chickasaw Coloring Book by Wiley Barnes
C is for Chickasaw by Wiley Barnes
Good Night, Trilobite by Steve Vanlandingham
Question 5 (9:20 pm): Our Classroom Kit this year is about poverty. What are your favorite children’s books on this topic?
Win Book Bundle #5 (Courtesy of Candlewick Press)
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
A Gift from Abuela by Cecilia Ruiz
Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera
This is My Eye: A New York Story by Neela Vaswani
The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer
Question 6 (9:25 pm): What do you hope diversity and multicultural books will teach your children?
Win Book Bundle #6 (YA and Advanced Middle Grade Books)
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground by T. R. Simon
Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kiernan
Jake Lucid Dreamer by David J. Naiman
Out of the Pocket by B.E. Stanfel
Question 7 (9:30 pm): What genre of children’s books do you think lacks the most diversity? (board books, picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, etc.)
Win Book Bundle #7 (Courtesy of Capstone Publishing)
Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi
Definitely Daphne by Tami Charles
Being You by Alexs Pate
Unstoppable by Art Coulson
A Different Pond by Bao Phi
Question 8 (9:35 pm): What is your pet peeve about children’s books in general? (Mine is that I’m tired of bears in caves themed picture books.)
Win Book Bundle #8
What Can a Citizen Do by Dave Eggers
Catherine’s Pascha by Charlotte Riggle
A Scarf for Keiko by Ann Malaspina
Teach Us Your Name by Huda Essa
Let ‘Er Buck by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Question 9 (9:40 pm): What reading goals do you have for your kids this year?
Win Book Bundle #9
K is for Kindergarten by Erin Dealey
Origami Peace Cranes: Friendships Take Flight by Sue DiCicco (Donated by Tuttle Publishing)
One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul
First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by Sandra Neil Wallace
Magic Ramen by Andrea Wang
Question 10 (9:45 pm): What foreign languages need better representation in children’s books?
Win Book Bundle #10 (Board Books)
Talk With Me! by Teri Kaminski Peterson
CeCe & Roxy: How We Came to Be by Pascha Adamo
Beautiful Rainbow World by Suzee Ramirez and Lynne Raspet
MVP Kids Celebrate! Counting Critters by Sophia Day
Numeros, Baby! By Baby Ventures
Question 11 (9:50 pm): This year, we had many reviewers request books about special needs or differently-abled kids. What topics would you like to see books covered on this topic?
Win Book Bundle #11
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams by Gwen Jackson
Milky Way by Mamta Nainy (Published by Yali Books)
Farmer Falgu Goes to the Kumbh Mela by Chitra Soundar
Jamie is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way by Afsaneh Moradian
Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Story by Carolyn Wilhelm
Question 12 (9:55 pm): What topic we should we consider for our next Classroom Kit? We have done Kindness, Compassion (immigration and refugee), and Poverty so far.
Win Bundle #12 (Courtesy of Plum Street Press and the Jaden Toussaint series)
Jaden Toussaint the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time
Jaden Toussaint Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion
Jaden Toussaint Episode 3: The Muffin Wars
Jaden Toussaint Episode 4: Attack of the Swamp Thing
Jaden Toussaint Episode 5: Mission Star-Power
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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.