Día partner Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) is pleased to announce the two winners of their 2017 Día Grant with an African American Focus. The 2017 winners are Alturas International Academy Library in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Quinby Street Resource Center Library in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Alturas International Academy Library’s Día event theme is: “Beauty in the World: Celebrating Día.” Students will spend three weeks researching notable figures, primarily African Americans, whose contributions have made this world a more beautiful place and who inspire them in some way. The culminating Día event will be held April 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Quinby Street Resource Center Library’s Día event theme is: “Passing the Baton: The Influence of Frederick and Patricia McKissack’s Children’s Books…a Día Program.” The event will be held on April 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
After their programs have been held, each winner will receive the grant reward of $500 in selected multicultural children’s books from CSMCL.