Children’s Day/Book Day) is usually celebrated on April 30. Now approaching its 17th year, it emphasizes the importance of reading and literacy for children of all backgrounds. The website contains reading guides (updated yearly) and resources for creating a “Día” program in your library.
The NPR piece noted that nearly 25 percent of public school children in the U.S. today are Latino, so it is more crucial than ever to promote books that will resonate with Spanishspeaking kids. However, the books that Latino kids need are not exclusively those in Spanish or those with Latino/a characters.