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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:

Día Get Together Facebook chats

In 2015, ALSC offered two Día Get Together Facebook chats on the Día Facebook Page. These chats were an opportunity to share programming ideas and 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.

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)
California State Department of Education - 10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Racism & Sexism (Resource)
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature's (CSMCL) Best Books (Resource)
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature - Programming Ideas from winners of the Dia Grant with an African American Focus
Children’s Book Council – CBC Diversity (Nonprofit)
Cotton Quilts (Blog) 
Criss Cross Mangosauce (Blog)
Day of Diversity Sample Letters to Bookstore (Resource)
First Book: The Stories for All Project (Nonprofit)
Grace Lin – A Cheat Sheet for Selling Diversity (Resource)
Kitaabworld (Resource)
Latinxs in Kid Lit (Blog)
Learning for Justice (Resource)
National Education Association – Professional Learning/Diversity (Resource)
PJ Library Books, Music, and Activities for Jewish Children (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)
The Brown Bookshelf (Blog)
USBBY Outstanding International Books List (Resource)
We Need Diverse Books (Nonprofit)