On December 3, 2018, IBBY Canada began tweeting out a book a day using the From Sea to Sea to Sea: Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books catalogue. We hoped that sharing the books this way would help teachers, librarians, readers, and booksellers to learn about Indigenous picture books and add to their collections.
We have been thrilled with the response, both online and off. So far, our tweets have garnered over 150,000 views! Many publishers, creators, institutions, and organizations have joined the conversation and shared the catalogue.
Here are a few of the organizations and media outlets that have featured the collection:
– CBC News reported on a surge of Indigenous materials being checked out of Kitchener-Waterloo libraries, and interviewed IBBY Canada President Mary Beth Leatherdale about the catalogue.
– Quill & Quire ran a feature article.
– Lethbridge Public Library shared their display of the collection.
– The Surrey Aboriginal Research Centre tweeted their support, mentioning that they have 90% of the books available.
– Fitzhenry & Whiteside created a list on their website of 28 books by publishers they distribute.
– The catalogue was featured on Uma Krishnaswami’s blog.
– It was listed as a resource by the University of Alberta.
We look forward to continuing the conversation as we wrap up our daily tweets and prepare to celebrate the catalogue and all 100 books this spring.
— Trish Osuch, Website Editor
— Emma Sakamoto, Promotions Officer