Celebrate Día – Diversity in Action

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The common goals of all Día programming are to:

  • Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
  • Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
  • Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
  • Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.

Celebrate 20 Years of Día – Sharing the gift of reading

Here are some titles to get you started:

Image result for one family george shannon   One Family by George Shannon

  Image result for mixed me taye diggs Mixed Me by Taye Diggs

  Image result for nino wrestles the world   Niño Wrestles the World by Yoyi Morales


Building STEAM with Día – 

STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

Here are more titles to get you started:

Image result for blocks book irene dicksonBlocks by Irene Dickson

Image result for Engle, Margarita Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music  Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle

Image result for Lipkowitz, Daniel LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life  The Lego Play Book by Daniel Lipkowitz

  Image result for Yang, Gene Luen Secret CodersSecret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Information about Día is from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) which is the national home for Día; dia.ala.org

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1 Response to Celebrate Día – Diversity in Action

  1. Donna says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing these great book titles!


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