Name: Laurina Cashin
Audience: Children and families
Books used: All books, but especially those that honor home languages and cultures, and thus promote bilingual and multilingual literacy, and global understanding through reading. See Pat Mora’s site for suggestions.
Materials needed: dependent on programming; for literacy-related programming ideas see page 12 of the pdf and for craft ideas see page 14. ALSC has a new URL for the Día website– http://dia.ala.org/. Pat’s Día pages on her website remain the same.
Brief outline of program or event:
Día (El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children´s Day/Book Day), a community-based family literacy initiative, is a daily commitment to link all children to books, languages and cultures. Culminating celebrations are usually held in libraries, schools and community centers in April. Día shares similar goals to International Children´s Book Day, and they naturally complement one another as literacy celebrations to plan for and enjoy every April. For more information visit Día’s national home at ALA/ALSC (http://dia.ala.org/) and the website of Día´s founder, Pat Mora, (http://www.patmora.com/dia.htm .)