Applications for the 2013 Mora Award are now open. The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her siblings in honor of their parents and to promote El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children’s Day, Book Day, or El día de los jovenes, El día de los libros/Youth Day, Book Day), also known as Día. The award is presented annually to the most exemplary celebration of this year-long initiative that links all children to books, languages, and cultures. Celebrations are traditionally held on or near April 30.
The award is administered by REFORMA. New guidelines for the 2013 Mora Award are now available. Libraries, schools, educational institutions, and other youth-serving organizations that plan and implement Día programs in 2013 are eligible to submit an application by August 15, 2013.
Read about the Mora Award on Pat’s website.