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Children’s Day, Book Day (Día) and the Idea of Bookjoy (alegría en los libros)!

April 3, 2017 | 1 comment

Children’s Day, Book Day (Día) and the Idea of Bookjoy (alegría en los libros)!


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By Pat Mora

In 1996, I founded a family literacy initiative to honor all children and to share bookjoy with them. It’s often known as Día, which means “day” in Spanish. Día, this daily commitment, significantly altered my life and has, I hope, enriched the lives of many committed literacy supporters. By 2018, children of color will be the majority in our country. Together, everyone who values all our children can work together to create a diverse reading nation, proclaiming again and again that literacy is essential in a democracy.

I now have a grand baby, a granddaughter, and I’m savoring the opportunity to share stories and books with Bonny, to continue a cherished family tradition. I want Bonny and all our children to be anticipating the next story, their next book. All our children deserve alegría en los libros, bookjoy.

Children’s Day: Día
Children’s Day, Book Day, nickname Día, is an annual April celebration of all our children and of the importance of connecting them to the joy of reading. Known in Spanish as El día de los niños, el día de los libros, this year-long commitment to creatively working with children and families, was... See More

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angelintrini April 7, 2017, 4:16 pm

I definitely agree with you. I always tell my students that reading takes you to so many new and exciting places. Thanks for the memories.