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Pat Mora, the founder of "Dia:Diversity in Action" was inspired by her own love of reading to her children. Dia exists to help children be exposed to diverse cultures through reading.

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Día de los Niños: How to Celebrate

Día de los niños is a celebration of children, books and language. Resources for planning a Día event as a community, school or family.


Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?

Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? By Walter Dean Myers - The New York Times

The winners of the 2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award proudly display their awards following a ceremony at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, on April 7th. Photo by: Kathy L. Dunn

Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros by Pat Mora

Diversity in the News — August 2013 v.2 Twice a month, CBC Diversity — which advocates for an inclusive and representative children’s book industry — rounds-up relevant news in children’s books and diversity. Anyone can sign up to receive it.

The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans. You can read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf