CSMCL 2018 Día Grant Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature (CSMCL) 2018 Día Grant with an African American Focus. The two winning libraries each will be awarded $500 in selected multicultural children’s books

Boston Public Library, Connolly Branch in Jamaica Plain, MA. The Día event theme is: "Neighborhood Literacy: Connecting Libraries, Hair Salons, and Barbershops as Literacy and Confidence Centers.” The Día event will be held on April 30, 2018 from 7:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Logan Heights Branch Library of the San Diego Public Library in San Diego, CA. The Día event theme is: "Legacy of Our Community: African American Artists from San Diego.” The event will be held on April 30, 2018 from 3:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Zion Benton Public Library in Zion, IL. The Día event theme is: "El Día de los Niños/Libros: Yo Soy Afro-Latinx.” The Día event will be held on April 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

This is the seventh year the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature (CSMCL) has awarded the grant and has been in partnership with the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) and Pat Mora. ALSC is a division of the American Library Association. Pat Mora, author and literacy advocate, is the founder of Children’s Day, Book Day/ El día de los niños, El día de los libros; often known as Día.