Articles and Interviews about
Children's Day, Book Day
El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día)

Interviews with Pat

NC State University, October 1, 2019, Author, Poet and Literacy Advocate Pat Mora on Bilingual Literacy, Bookjoy and the Start of Children’s Day/Book Day, by Reah Moore.

Publishers Weekly, May 5, 2016, Pat Mora Celebrates 20 Years of Honoring Día, by Sally Lodge.

School Library Journal, April 30, 2016, Pat Mora on Día, the Arbuthnot Lecture, and Diverse Books: 20 Years and Counting, by Ruth Quiroa.

NCTE's Council Chronicle, March 2016, Día at 20: Bringing “bookjoy” and cultural awareness to children nationwide.

ALSC blog, January 2015, What Does an Author Think of Día?

Publishers Weekly, April 2012, Día Initiative Extends Its Literacy Outreach.

Texas Library Association/Children’s Round Table, 2009, “Celebrating more than a decade of Día in Texas!”

Librería LECTORUM, April 2009, Entrevista con Pat Mora.

Articles by Pat

“Gratitude as a Catalyst,” American Libraries, Chicago: American Library Association, August, 2008, pp. 52-53.

“Zapped by Día,” Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, Libraries Unlimited, 2008, pp. 27-28.

“Celebrating Children and Books: El día de los niños, El día de los libros,” Book Links: Connecting Books, Libraries and Classrooms, vol. 16, no.3, Chicago: American Library Association, January, 2007, p. 24

“A Dozen Ideas for Celebrating El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day,” Journal of Children's Literature, Volume. 33, Number 1, Spring 2007, p. 68.

“A Celebration Is Brewing for Latino Children and Books,” Hispanic Link Weekly Report, April 12, 1998, p. 3.

“April 30, Día de los niños: Día de los libros, Bilingual Literacy Day,” United States Board on Books for Young People, Inc. Newsletter (USBBY) Spring, 1998, pp. 15-18.

“Día de los niños: Turning the Pages for Progress,” La Herencia del Norte, Santa Fe, NM, spring, 1997, p. 35.

Watch a video of Pat talking with the ALSC about Día in February 2014:

In this series of videos provided by WETV's ¡Colorín Colorado!, Pat talks about Día:

Pat shares some of Día events she has been to around the country:
Pat talks about one of the most memorable Día events she has attended:
Pat talks about celebrating Día's
15th anniversary in 2011:
Pat talks about putting together the resources for the Día Booklet, which began as a collection of 15 "Nuggets," for the 15th anniversary: