Celebrate Día

"Children’s Day, Book Day," or, "El día de los niños, el día de los libros," is a year-long commitment to celebrating all our children and motivating them and their families to be readers.

Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children, from all backgrounds, and creatively links them to bookjoy – the gift of reading. This year-round fiesta culminates with Children’s Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, El día de los libros celebrations in April.

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Now is the perfect time to celebrate Día.

First Book has tons of exciting ways to help you make your celebration a smash!

Can’t wait to start planning?  Here are two amazing places to start:

  1. Check out the new Día category on the First Book Marketplace full of excellent, culturally relevant books perfect for fostering bookjoy with kids of all ages.
  2. Click here for a FREE downloadable guide to Día planning and fundraising resources to support your celebration. You will also find exciting updates about the Estela and Raúl Mora Award recognizing programs that embrace the spirit of Día.
  3. Short on time? Download the First Book’s Time Savers: Celebrate Día resource. Here you’ll find easy-to-implement tips & resources to help you ensure a meaningful and enjoyable Día celebration!
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A Día to Remember

The Estela and Raúl Mora Award

The Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her siblings in honor of their parents, and recognizes outstanding schools/programs that celebrate Día (Children’s Day, Book Day) as a way of connecting all children to bookjoy and promoting literacy all year round. Mattawa Elementary School will receive a $1,000 credit for brand new books from the First Book Marketplace, as well as a Mora Award plaque to be displayed in their school.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Estela & Raúl Mora Award:
Mattawa Elementary School of the Wahluke School District in Mattawa!

Click below to learn more about their Día celebration!