Día, or El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), is an annual celebration of children, families, and reading with a focus on the importance of literacy for children of all backgrounds.
This national day of celebration is a wonderful acknowledgment of the importance of literacy and the role it plays in vibrant, diverse communities. It’s an official chance to use books to honor the cultures, traditions, and languages that surround us. You can learn more about Día (history, resources, activities, promotional tools, etc.) on the ALSC website.
Interested in more tools for celebrating diverse voices in youth literature? Check out the resources available through:
- We Need Diverse Books
- Diverse Book Finder
- And last, but definitely not least, the exceptional digital resources available through local libraries: Hoopla, Libby, book lists, streaming storytimes, and online book clubs.
Since all programming has recently taken a turn for the virtual, have your library’s plans been canceled? Changed? What are you doing to celebrate Día online this year? Please share in the comments!
Happy reading and take care, friends!