El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros
El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Día) is an international celebration of youth, cultures, languages and literacies. Día provides young people with meaningful, life-changing experiences with books, famous authors/poets/storytellers, the opportunity to tell their own stories and connection to the ASU experience.
Since 2011, we have been hosting Día on the ASU Tempe campus. At our inaugural celebration we welcomed 200 students to campus for a morning of books and storytelling. Each year our celebration has grown, winning the 2013 Raul and Estele Mora Award for the best Día event across the country. Last year, our event reached capacity, and we had to turn away kids, but we are working to make sure that this does not happen again.
On May 15, 2017, over 500 middle and high school students from throughout Arizona will visit the ASU Tempe Campus for our 7th annual Día celebration. Our keynote speakers include author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh, winner of the 2012 American Library Association Pura Belpré Award, and the 2015 Jane Addams Children’ Book Award for “children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community and equity for all people.” A host of award-winning Young Adult (YA) authors will be presenting hands-on interactive literacy workshops. All students will receive a free book written by our featured keynote authors.
Your contribution will help provide a life-changing literacy experience to hundreds of young people.