April 2, 2011

International Children's Book Day

Today is International Children's Book Day, a holiday celebrated across the globe for over 40 years, and designated to inspire a love of reading and highlight children's books.

Doris Gebel, USBBY* president-elect, believes, "Both El día de los niños/El día de los libros and International Children's Book Day have similar and complementary goals: inspiring a love of reading and advocating for literacy, celebrating the cultural backgrounds of children the world over through literacy efforts. It is fitting that the month of April begins with International Children's Book Day and culminates with El Día de los niños, Día de los libros."

* USBBY is the US national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)

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