April 30th of every year allows us the opportunity to celebrate El Día de los niños/El Día de los libros, Children’s Day/Book Day.
Founded by author and literacy advocate Pat Mora, the goal of Día (as it’s often called) is to encourage bilingual literacy among all children. Additionally, Pat Mora sees this day as a way to foster “bookjoy.”
Experience some joy yourself as you explore the following resources about Pat Mora and her books!
1) Read this TeachingBooks.net interview with Pat Mora as she reflects on Día, her poetry, and multicultural literature.
2) With Mother’s Day approaching, use this lesson plan for Pat Mora’s Love to Mama: A Tribute to Mothers (Lee & Low, 2004).
3) Watch this video — in Spanish — of Pat Mora speaking about Tomás and the Library Lady (Random House, 1997).
4) Listen to this bilingual audio clip of Pat Mora introducing and reading from the award-winning book Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart (Random House, 2005).
Explore even more Spanish-language resources.
Let us know how you celebrate Día!
Posted by Carin Bringelson, MLS, Information Manager