2017 Estela and Raúl Mora Award Application Now Open!

Did you have a Día celebration in your school, library, or community in April 2017 to bring Children’s Day/Book Day, El día de los niños/El día de los libros to life for kids and families?

If so, you’re eligible to apply for the 2017 Estela and Raúl Mora Award!

First BookThis year, the Mora Award recipient will receive a $1,000 First Book Marketplace credit! Two additional honor awards of $500 in First Book Marketplace credits will be granted to strong applicants.

Apply now!

Last year’s winner was Sonia M. Sotomayor Early College High School’s special purpose program committed to supporting teen mothers. They celebrated Día by hosting a full week of family-oriented bilingual and multicultural activities. The week focused on preparing teen mothers for success in motherhood, literacy for children, culturally diverse learning resources, and the role of mothers in children’s early cognitive and literacy development. Activities provided students with research-based methods of introducing their children to reading and each student received a free children’s book.

The application deadline is June 30, 2017. Submit your 2017 Mora Award application today!

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