Hi, my name is Mandy, and I’m the creator of BIG WORLD Book Club. As a parent and a teacher, one of my goals is to help kids grow into kind, thoughtful citizens of the world. One of the ways I do this is through books. I believe that kids should have access to books about kids like themselves as well as books about kids whose life experiences are very different. I created BIG WORLD Book Club as a way to share the best diverse books that I find with kids and their grown-ups worldwide.

BIG WORLD Book Club is a monthly book club for kids around the world. Its mission is to connect kids everywhere through powerful, diverse, hopeful books. Each month, a new picture book is introduced along with book club discussion questions and other resources. Book picks tend to be realistic fiction featuring a variety of people, places, and themes. I hope you will read along with your family, friends, class, or community.

To stay updated on BIG WORLD Book Club’s latest book club picks, please follow BIG WORLD Book Club on Instagram and Facebook. You can also sign up to receive our monthly newsletter using the pop-up form on the website.