Estela and Raul Mora Award

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, announces the competition for the 2011 Mora Award. The Award is presented annually to the most exemplary program celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as Día.

Libraries and schools that plan and implement Día programs in 2011 are eligible to submit an application by August 15, 2011.

The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her siblings in honor of their parents and to promote El día de los niños/El día de los libros. The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a plaque to be displayed by the winning library or school.

REFORMA is Día’s founding partner and its members serve as judges for the Award. Pat Mora and REFORMA believe Día is a daily commitment to link all children to books, languages and cultures. Annual, culminating celebrations are held across the country on or near April 30. Día is now housed at theAssociation for Library Service to Children (ALSC),a division of the American Library Association (ALA).