Día Press Kit
[ En Español ]
El día de los niños/El día de los libros
(Children's Day/Book Day)
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros
What's happening in your community?
To find Día events in you community, please use our interactive mapto search for events in your area. To access information about past events, scroll down below the map to use the drop-down options. Find out how others across the country celebrate literature, culture, and family!
Dia in motion - Past Dia Celebrations
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Downloadable broadcast quality audio PSAs featuring Día founder and renowned children's
author Pat Mora .
PSAs are Also available en Español.
This book list features titles from around the world for children from birth through age 12
and older. Many of the books are bilingual, in a variety of different languages. Tips for reading
with your children are also offered in English and Spanish.
Pat Mora. An award-winning children’s author, Mora has written several books for youth, teens, and adults, including her Book Fiesta!, a bilingual celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros.