April 30 has been designated as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Award-winning poet and author Pat Mora founded this special day in 1996. It is a day that emphasizes and celebrates children, family, and literacy for children of all backgrounds. I am honored to be participating as a story reader (one of my books) in an event honoring this special day at Edgewood ISD. It includes a press event, a children’s concert, a mini parade, and literacy activities. I was privileged to attend a local university writer’s workshop where Ms. Mora was a presenter a few years back. It should be a fun event and I am really looking forward to it. This is one of the perks of being a writer.
“The greatest children’s books are about the journey to wisdom.” – Jane Yolen