Visit the Free Program Downloads page to download new reading lists for children from birth through Grade 8. Use the new Dia posters and social media graphics to encourage families to celebrate Día where they are.
A word from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation:
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is proud to support Día in 2020 as we share a strong commitment to providing families, libraries and educators with an expanding selection of outstanding multi-cultural children's books. Ezra Jack Keats was the grandfather of diverse children's books starting in 1962, with the creation of his classic book, The Snowy Day.
The EJK Foundation extends the Keats legacy through the Ezra Jack Keats Award, co-administered by the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi. Since 1986, the EJK Award as been presented to an outstanding writer and illustrator early in their career, whose book, in the spirit of Keats, reflects the multi-cultural nature of our country. The EJK Award has supported the careers of some of today's most important makers of diverse children's books.
Additionally, the foundation’s programs include an annual Bookmaking Competition for New York City public school students and the EJK Mini-Grants awarded annually to public school teachers and librarians across the country.
To keep communities safe from the COVID-19 virus, it is important that everyone practice social distancing. Thankfully, we can do that and still celebrate Día - Children's Day/Book Day!
Updated booklists, posters and downloadable graphics are on the way!
Click on the Free Program Downloads tab to download the new 2019 Día web badges, booklists, and banners! Also download the Día event poster, add details about your event, and promote your Día celebration.
Congratulations to the winners of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature 2019 Día Grant with an African American Focus. The three winning libraries each will be awarded $500 in selected multicultural children’s books.
REFORMA (The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking) has announced a mini-grant application to support D
Congratulations to the winners of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature (CSMCL) 2018 Día Grant with an African American Focus.
Latinxs in Kid Lit is an online resource for readers of all ages interested in sharing our enthusiasm for children's books by/for/about Latinx. The site offers a broad forum on Latinx children's, Middle Grade, and Young Adult books.
April 30 is Día! Have you registered your Día event in the National Día Program Registry? There is still time! Enter your details now and use your customized event page link to promote your celebration.
Visit our Free Program Downloads page to create a poster to spread the news, and free booklists for great reading suggestions. ALSC will share news and information about Día 2018 using the hashtags #diatogether, #STEAMwithDia and #sharebookjoy. Join us!