EVENT: WHAT BOOK MAKES YOU THINK GLOBALLY?
In celebration of International Development Week (Feb. 3-9) and I Love To Read Month, we’re encouraging everyone in Manitoba to be a global citizen by reading books that are entertaining, informative and inspiring – to help create a more just world for everyone.
For the month of February, join us in celebrating global citizenship through books that make us think globally. The Manitoba Council for International Development is asking libraries to celebrate by featuring their top reading picks for global citizens and for global citizens to talk about their favourites!
BE A GLOBAL CITIZEN: READ – SHARE – TAKE ACTION
Reading is one of the best tools we have for starting to think like a global citizen. It’s one of the first ways we learn to relate with people from diverse backgrounds. Books expose us to the experiences of people who are different from us, but who share similar challenges, hopes and aspirations to our own lives.
As we move from self-awareness to social-awareness, reading plays a pivotal role – it allows us to empathize with those who are different than us. It opens us up to the world around us and make us feel like we’re part of something bigger than ourselves.
No matter where you are on your global citizenship journey, and no matter what issues you care about, it’s never too late to learn something new or experience a different perspective.
BOOKS FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS
To get everyone started, MCIC has put together a Reading List for Global Citizens from Kindergarten to age 100 (or older)! Whether you’re passionate about food security, ending poverty, supporting women’s rights, protecting the environment, or still deciding what changes you want to see in the world, we hope these books will inspire you to take action.
As a local or school library, celebrate the campaign by creating a display, showcasing your choices for books inspiring global citizenship.
Poster and information letters were sent to all Manitoba public and school libraries! If you see your library celebrating, send photos of the display to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be featured on MCIC’s social media!
READING LISTS FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS
Check out our Reading Lists for Global Citizens below! Have you read any of them?
CONTEST: WHAT BOOK MAKES YOU THINK GLOBALLY?
Tell us what book makes you think globally for a chance to win a $100 gift card for McNally Robinson Booksellers!
How to enter:
1. Follow MCIC on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
2. Comment on our Facebook page, or create a post on Instagram or Twitter telling us about a book that helped you think globally – it could be from our Reading Lists for Global
3. Tag #IDW2019
The contest runs from January 25,