Annual Dia de los Niños Book Festival
El día de los niños/El día de los libros
(Children's Day/Book Day), is an annual celebration of
children, families and reading. The
celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all
linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The focus is to:
- Celebrate children and connect them to the world
of learning through books, stories and libraries.
- Nurture cognitive and literacy development in
ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
- Introduce families to community resources that
provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
- Recognize and respect culture, heritage and
language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.
Fourth Annual Children's Book Festival
Friday March 24, 2017
Carmen Deedy Marie Marquardt
Artist Roberto Hernandez talking about his murals at Plaza Fiesta
Students making bookmarks at the High Museum table
Students playing Mexican loteria with the Mexican Consulate
Annual Children's Book Festival
Saturday April 23, 2016
A big thank you to our storytellers (left to right): Lara-Carolina Fernandez, Tersi Bendiburg, and LaDoris Davis. Thank you also to Genny Castillo (second from right), our wonderful MC!
Thank you to our volunteers from Morehouse College! Amazing young men who assisted enthusiastically in all that we asked of them - from setting up, to getting on stage and participating in the storytelling to interacting with the kids. They were the perfect volunteers!
A huge thank you to Myguail Chappel from Dekalb County Library for his support!
Second Annual Children's Book Festival
Saturday April 25, 2015
Children following along with the story - "Saturdays y Domingos"
High Museum Volunteers
Morehouse Student Volunteers
First Annual Children's Book Festival
Saturday April 26, 2014
Claudia and Andrea Paz – Peruvian Authors of children’s Books
Rodrigo P Tobar - Illustrator of “When Pigs Fly” and “Let There Be Dragons”
Nadeen Green (on right) – Author of “When Pigs Fly” and the bilingual book “Let There Be Dragons”, Rodrigo Tobar - Illustrator, Laura Murvartian - Founder and Chair Fiesta De Libors, Jim Kelley - Vice Chair Fiesta De Libros