Resources

ALSC Blog

Connect with the ALSC Blog to find a collection of articles written about Día by ALSC members and Committees. All Día articles can be accessed at: http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/category/dia/

Día Get Together Facebook chats

ALSC offers periodic Día Get Together Facebook chats on the Día Facebook Page. These chats are a great way to share programming ideas and to find new resources. The chat archives are accessible through Facebook.

  • January 2015 chat – The ALSC Public Awareness Committee and Colorín Colorado discussed available multicultural program resources.
  • March 2015 chat – The ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee and First Book discussed how to choose and find multicultural titles for Día programs.

History of Día Celebration

These articles address various aspects of El día de los niños / El día de los libros and preserve the history of the celebration. When possible, links to the articles have been provided, and additional articles will be added over time.

  • "Celebrating more than a decade of Día in Texas!" http://www.txla.org/groups/CRT-Mora
  • Crandall, Hope, Mary Parra and Deeda Chamberlain. "Community Collaborates for a Día Celebration." Oregon Library Association Quarterly, Winter 2009. p 25-27.  http://data.memberclicks.com/site/ola/olaq_15no4.pdf
  • Larson, Jeanette. "Building a Culture of Literacy through Día." American Libraries, Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 42 Issue 3/4, p16.
  • Larson, Jeanette. "Talking With Pat Mora." Book Links (January 2011 supp) p. 23-6. http://www.booklistonline.com/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=4637184&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
  • Mora, Pat. “A Dozen Ideas for Celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children's Day/Book Day,” Journal of Children's Literature, Volume. 33, Number 1, Spring 2007, p. 68.
  • Mora, Pat and Treviño Rose Zertuche. “Celebrating Children and Books: El día de los niños / El día de los libros” http://dia.ala.org/content/celebrating-children-and-books-el-d%C3%ADa-de-los-ni%C3%B1os-el-d%C3%ADa-de-los-libros-0
  • Ramos-McDermott, Alma. "Día & You: Celebrating Children and Literacy." Knowledge Quest v. 39 no. 5 (May/June 2011) p. 62-3.
  • Rowlands, Kathleen Dudden. "The Influence of Pat Mora: How—and Why—Literacy Becomes Political." Children & Libraries v. 5 no. 1 (Spring 2007) p. 20-5.
  • Roy, Loriene. "Let Book Joy Begin @ Your Library!: Ten Years of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros." Library Media Connection, Mar2007, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p14-16.

Useful Websites

These useful websites provide programming ideas, resources and more that focus on multicultural children’s books and programming.

Advocates for Youth - Youth Leaders Guide to Building Cultural Competence (Resource)
American Indians in Children's Literature (Blog)
Association for Library Service to Children – Día Website (Nonprofit)
Bibliography of Diverse Jewish Kids Lit (Resource)
Black Children’s Books and Videos (Resource)
California State Department of Education - 10 Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Racism & Sexism (Resource)
CBS Corporation – Diversity Blog (Blog)
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature's Best Books of 2017 (Resource)
Children’s Book Council – CBC Diversity (Nonprofit)
Crazy QuiltEdi (Blog) 
Criss Cross Mangosauce (Blog)
Day of Diversity Sample Letters to Bookstore (Resource)
Diversity in Libraries (Blog)
First Book: The Stories for All Project (Nonprofit)
Grace Lin – A Cheat Sheet for Selling Diversity (Resource)
Kitaabworld (Resource)
Latinas for Latino Lit (Blog)
Latinxs in Kid Lit (Blog)
National Education Association – Diversity Toolkit: Cultural Competence for Educators (Resource)
PJ Library Books, Music, and Activities for Jewish Children (Resource)
Reading is Fundamental – Multicultural Booklists (Resource)
School Library Journal diversity articles (Articles)
Show Me the Diversity Bibliography list – developed for Day of Diversity (Resource)
Show Me the Diversity Resources list – developed for the Day of Diversity (Resource)
Teaching Tolerance (Nonprofit)
The Audacious Librarian (Blog)
The Brown Bookshelf (Blog)
The Show Me Librarian – Selection is Privilege (Blog)
USBBY Outstanding International Books List (Resource)
Utah State Library – Bilingual Storytimes (Resource)
We Need Diverse Books (Nonprofit)