Saturday, April 30, 2022

NPM: Día + Plan for May 14: Young People's Poetry Day with Pat Mora

Photo courtesy of Shannon Steinacker
As we bring National Poetry Month to a close, I hope this immersion in poems (and videos) has been a bit of respite during this busy time. But this is not the end of enjoying poetry, of course!

The Poetry Foundation is holding a special in-person event for Young People's Poetry Day on May 14 in Chicago. Here's the scoop:

"Young poetry lovers are front and center at Young People’s Poetry Day with Pat Mora, winner of the Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement and author of numerous books for young readers. This annual free event for youth and their caregivers features a reading with Mora, a cartonera-making workshop with Suzi Garcia and Mayela Rodriguez, poetry writing activities, crafts, a poetry scavenger hunt, and more!"

PLUS

Pat Mora is also the founder of Día de los Ninos; Día de los Libros which is often recognized on April 30, although celebrated all year long! Here's the link and the scoop for a downloadable booklet and tons of helpful resources. 

Children’s Day, Book Day
El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día)
Planning Your April Celebration and Ideas for a Bookjoy Year


Pat writes: "In 2022, Children’s Day, Book Day, El día de los niños, el día de los libros (often known as Día), celebrates its 26th anniversary, twenty-three years in which literacy advocates have motivated families in their communities to honor all children and to share bookjoy throughout the year. Annually, during April, book fiestas are held at schools, libraries, childcare centers, parks, universities/colleges, community centers, parks, etc. This planning booklet is a compilation of what my partners and I have learned about ways to celebrate all our children and excite them about bookjoy. You’ll find helpful tips to share with your planning committee or colleagues."

So... let's keep the poetry celebration going with special events, new plans, and poem sharing all year long!

1 comment:

Linda Mitchell said...

What a great close out to NPM. Thanks for so many wonderful moments along the way with videos and tweets and knowing you were all at TLA.