At its annual business meeting held in November 2005 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) adopted a resolution in support of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day.) Since then, NCTE has increased awareness and programming to support culturally and linguistically diverse literacy activities at home, in school, and in the community for more successful readers. The photos highlight some of the NCTE supported activities hosted in schools, libraries, and homes across the country to spread “bookjoy.”
“Pat Mora’s efforts with the Día initiative have enriched our schools, libraries, and homes through a reading, book-rich life. Indeed, our literate lives are in bloom. ¡Bravo, Pat!”
−R. Joseph Rodriguez, educator and researcher
Thank you to our guest blogger R. Joseph Rodriguez, Ph.D. with the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (DIIA) at the University of Texas at Austin.