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From Pat’s History of Día: April 2016 is Día’s 20th anniversary. In 1996, while being interviewed for a public radio program at the University of Arizona in Tucson, I first learned about the annual Mexican tradition of celebrating April 30th as El día del niño, the Day of the Child. As a mom I knew that children often ask, “Why do we have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and not Children’s Day?” As a reader, I wanted (and want) to foster bookjoy. Ah ha, I thought. What if we link a celebration o...
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
It wouldn’t be Díapalooza without pausing to celebrate our Día Dynamos, those literacy advocates throughout the U.S. who for years have invested significant time and creative energy on Día or who are expanding Día’s impact in innovative ways. These Dynamos, outstanding resources for others working in similar positions, are pioneers in honoring cultures and languages and in creatively reaching out to all children and families to promote bookjoy.
We recently welcomed our newest Día Dynamo, Pat...
The 2015 celebration marks the 30th anniversary of School Library Month! The first national observance kicked off with a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol on April 1, 1985, and its theme was Where Learning Never Ends: The School Library Media Center. Honoring the anniversary, the 2015 theme is Your School Library Where Learning Never Ends.
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, April 2, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. You can find out more on the website for IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People.)
If you are planning an April culminating Día celebration, we’d like to help you promote your event. Quickly send us an image or two and a quick summary. We’ll promote what we can.
Why do I say “culminating” celebration? The Children’s Day, Book Day initiative, often known as Día promotes a year of creative literacy day by day, día por día, connecting all our children to bookjoy.
We’ve revised and updated our Día Planning Booklet so please print and share with colleagues.
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To get you excited for April and this year’s 6th annual Díapalooza, we’re sharing this video of 2014 Día events:
Don’t forget to list your events at ALSC’s National Día Program Registry.
Just in time for Día, people in Tucson, Arizon have a chance to spot a van belonging to Make Way for Books, a Tucson nonprofit literacy organization. Make Way for Books reached out to Rafael López a year ago to see if they could use his art from Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day on their company van, which they use to distribute free books for kids. Here, volunteers with Make Way for books show off the newly painted van at this year’s Tucson Festival of Books.
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Lee & Low has made a wonderful teacher’s guide available for Water Rolls, Water Rises/El agua rueda, el agua sube. Download it now!
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