Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Celebrate Dia!

Dia Event Celebrates Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. 
Dia emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Share the Joy of Dia!
Teachers, librarians, parents, and guardians, YOU can share the joy of Dia with all the young people in your life! Check out the ALA's Dia website for planning ideas and resources, and check out the ALSC's Dia map to find Dia celebrations in communities around the country. 
For a resource guide to celebrating Dia, click here
To review the Dia book list, which lists book recommendations by age, click here

To watch Reading Rockets interviews with celebrated Hispanic and Latino children's book authors and illustrators, including Pat Mora — the founder of El día de los niños/El día de los libros, click here.