2020 Was Really Tough, but Your Scholastic Book Fairs Tweets Kept Us Going

Scholastic  //  Dec 11, 2020

2020 Was Really Tough, but Your Scholastic Book Fairs Tweets Kept Us Going

Former OOM contributor Royivia Ferguson rounded up some of the tweets that made us smile and laugh during a challenging year.

This year was really tough. In fact so tough, one of you tweeted this:

Yet, even in the darkest of times, finding sources of joy is possible. And one thing I could always count on to make me laugh were your Scholastic Book Fair tweets.

Sometimes, your tweets were really simple and straightforward.

Sometimes, they were philosophical.

Some were philanthropic.

(Scholastic Book Fairs partners with UChicago My Very Own Library and the NFL Alumni Association to give books away to kids each year because every student deserves to enjoy the magic of the book fair!)

Seeing some of my favorite authors in the Scholastic Book Fairs fliers for the first time was like the icing on a big bookish cake.

My Bronx pride jumped out when I saw this tweet from Claribel Ortega, author of Ghost Squad! Alexa, play “South Bronx” by Boogie Down Productions.

If I’ve learned anything from all your tweets, it’s that some of y’all are still chasing the high of the Scholastic Book Fair well into adulthood! Including me. I am “some of y’all.”

We’ve all looked for the next best thing, but let’s be real, nothing comes close.

And when it boils down to it, this second-hand joy might be the biggest perk of being a parent!

A few of you wondered whether there would even be Book Fairs this fall.

And yes, 2020 worked hard, but our Scholastic Book Fairs team worked even harder to make sure students and families across the country could still enjoy the magic that is Scholastic Book Fairs!

So watching y’all lose your minds around Virtual Scholastic Book Fairs made a sad girl from the Bronx cackle…a few times.


So, from one Book Fairs lover to another, I just want to say: Thank You! Because your tweets got me through 2020.

And if you didn't know, Yes Virginia, There is a Scholastic Book Fair Near You!

And in parting, for those of us continuing in our quest to match the elusive high of childhood, I leave you with this tweet: