Introducing the 2016 Mora Award!

First BookSo pleased to pass on this message from First Book:

As part of our ongoing commitment to promote literacy and celebrate cultural diversity, First Book is proud to announce that we are working with author and poet Pat Mora to present the annual Estela and Raúl Mora Award in 2016!

Established by Pat and her siblings in honor of their parents, this esteemed award recognizes programs that embrace the spirit of Children’s Day/Book Day, El día de los niños/El día de los libros, (known as “Día”.)

Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children, from all backgrounds, and creatively links them to the gift of reading. In honor of Día’s 20th anniversary in April 2016, the Mora Award will be open for the first time to school-based and school-led partnerships that adopt Día as a way of connecting all children to bookjoy and promoting literacy all year round, culminating with Children’s Day/Book Day celebrations in April.

We are excited to seek nominations for the Mora Award from within the First Book community in 2016, but we just couldn’t wait to share the news! In the meantime, share bookjoy with all of the children you serve by exploring the variety of fun, culturally relevant, and engaging titles available on the First Book Marketplace.

To learn more, email Mora Award coordinator Roxana Barillas.

Happy Reading!

Your friends at First Book

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Pat’s parents, Estela and Raúl Mora, her sister Cissy and Pat


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