2024 Global Book Club

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Welcome to the 2024 Global Book Club!

For the past several years, this has been such a fun way for families to come together by reading children’s books from around the world. We’ve loved finding wonderful, authentic, diverse children’s literature written by authors connected to these countries and cultures. We can’t wait to enjoy, expand our perspectives, and virtually travel the globe.

What is the 2024 Global Book Club?

The Global Book Club (GBC) is a virtual book club for families of all ages and sizes to connect with new and diverse peoples, places, and perspectives from around the world. We do this through highlighting a new country each month through books.

This year, we’ll have two components to the virtual book club: inclusive children’s picture books and authentic cookbooks.

PICTURE BOOK: The inclusive children’s picture book will be connected to the country and/or culture each month. You can read it on your own, and I’ll be doing a read aloud of it on Instagram Live the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30am EST / 6:30am PST. and will save it to my highlights so you can watch it whenever works for you.

COOKBOOK: I’ll also be cooking from a cookbook connected to the country of the month. So much of culture and place is connected to FOOD, and is an amazing way to learn about peoples, customs, climates, and more. It’s also a way for the entire family to get involved, from babies to adults!

I’ll personally be sharing a few recipes I make each month, but you’re welcome to make as many or as few as works for your family, food preferences, and schedule. I’ve specifically chosen cookbooks that not only share recipes but also include cultural insights and personal anecdotes. So even if you don’t make a single recipe, the cookbooks are still a wonderful way to connect to the country of the month.

What ages is the GBC for?

The GBC is for families of ALL ages. Especially with the inclusion of cookbooks this year, it’s really a way for the entire family to participate! If you want some extra reading material, I’ll also be releasing an adult reading list tomorrow, so you can dive even further into the culture if you wish.

How much does the GBC cost?

The best thing about the Global Book Club is that it’s completely FREE. While I can’t personally provide a way for every family to physically travel, I love being able to provide ways for every family to have access to ways to connect with expansive and fun connections to cultures, customs, perspectives, and insights that come from learning about places around the world.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up by popping in your email below – I promise not to spam you, but will send a monthly reminder with the books (including where to find them for cheap), a few insights, and some fun extras.

Take a look below for the 2024 Global Book Club book list of all the cookbooks and picture books. Happy reading / cooking!

JANUARY: KOREA

Cookbook: Cook Korean: A Comic Book with Recipes
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: The Name Jar
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 16 Jan 2024

FEBRUARY: PALESTINE

Cookbook: Falastin: A Cookbook
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: Eleven Words for Love: A Journey Through Arabic Expressions of Love
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 6 February 2024

MARCH: CHILE

Cookbook: The Chilean Kitchen
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 5 March, 2024

APRIL: EGYPT

Cookbook: Eat, Habibi, Eat!
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: The Magic Palm: Bedtime Stories
Purchase: Amazon
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 2 April 2024

MAY: TAIWAN

Cookbook: Made in Taiwan: Recipes and Stories from the Island Nation
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: Night Market Rescue
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 7 May 2024

JUNE: PUERTO RICO

Cookbook: Diasporican: A Puerto Rican Cookbook
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: Across the Bay
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 4 June 2024

JULY: SPAIN

Cookbook: Made in Spain
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Walmart

Picture Book: A Stroll with Mr. Gaudi
Purchase: Amazon, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 2 July 2024

AUGUST: GHANA

Cookbook: Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: Sosu’s Call
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 6 August 2024

SEPTEMBER: CHINA

Cookbook: Mooncakes & Milk Bread
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: Say My Name
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Wednesday, 4 September 2024

OCTOBER: INDIA

Cookbook: Made in India
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: Where Three Oceans Meet
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 1 October, 2024

NOVEMBER: SIOUX LAND

Cookbook: The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: The Star People: A Lakota Story
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 5 November 2024

DECEMBER: MEXICO

Cookbook: The Mexican Home Kitchen
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart

Picture Book: Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border
Purchase: Amazon, Bookshop, Target, Walmart
Instagram Read Aloud: Tuesday, 3 December 2024

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