Celebrating 15 years of children, cultures and books

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/18/2011


CHICAGO — “Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books” —the the new slogan celebrating the 15th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros — adorns a just-released ALA Graphics poster and bookmark. The Many Children Many Books Poster and Bookmark, developed in partnership with Día’s ALA sponsor, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Illustrating these powerful words is original art by acclaimed fine artist, educator and award-winning children's book illustrator, Maya Christina Gonzalez. “ALSC is very proud to have Maya Christina Gonzalez produce the vibrant artwork for the 15th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros,” said Julie Corsaro, ALSC president. “We believe that her beautiful poster thoroughly reflects this joyous celebration of family literacy.”

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known simply as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families and reading that culminates annually on April 30. Visit ala.org/dia for more information and other resources.

Find the poster and bookmark at the ALA Store, where your purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

ALA Graphics supports the ALA mission through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, lifelong learning and reading. ALA Graphics develops products based on customer need, including products that support the key action areas of the Association: diversity, education and continued learning, equity of access, intellectual freedom, and 21st century literacy.