If you’ve taken part in any of our hashtag events — October’s #MGBooktober, November’s #MGBOOKBATTLE, and the currently occurring #MGBookmas — then you’re no doubt already familiar with our @MG_BookBot. She’s the real boss around the Village, keeping Annaliese, Kathie, and I on track and in line. If you’re not following her on Twitter, you ought to, as she’s always the first to tweet out Village news, blog posts, and upcoming happenings.
If you are already following the Bot, then you know she has, these past few months, remained faceless. Instead of a headshot, her profile photo has this:
Recently, teacher extraordinaire Kristen Picone set out to change this. She had a brilliant idea: to have her class, the 5th Grade S.T.A.R.S. (that stands for Students That Are ReaderS), give our Bot a face! Below are the students’ drawings, and because they are all so exceptional, we couldn’t pick just one to be the face of the @MG_BookBot. So, starting today, our Bot will try on ALL the faces, each one for a few days or weeks at a time. This is in keeping with the spirit and mission of our Village — to let EVERY voice have its say and be heard.
Take a look at the kids’ bot art below, and keep an eye on @MG_BookBot’s Twitter profile so you don’t miss any of her many wonderful faces!