This is my giant THANK YOU! GRACIAS! to each of you who has contributed to our 21st Día celebrations across the country this April. Special thanks to Bobbie Combs, my web manager, and to our loyal organizational partners at ALSC, First Book, AFT, etc.
I’m grateful to Adriana Domínguez who years ago edited Book Fiesta: Celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day/Celebremos El día de los ninos, El día de los libros and to talented illustrator Rafael López. Poetry for children is so important, a song for their hearts. It makes me happy that my friends Margarita Engle and Rafael have created a fine new book, Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, for us to enjoy and share in English and Spanish.
I think of our young poets on this end of National Poetry Month when Día culminating celebrations are held across the country.
Día: promoting bookjoy throughout the year—day by day, día por día–all children, all languages, all cultures. Onward together!