Awards & Scholarships

Estela and Raíºl Mora Award

If your library has been doing neat things for El Dí­a de los Niños/El Dí­a de los Libros, consider applying for the Mora Award. The Estela and Raíºl 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 (Children’s Day, Book Day), also known as Dí­a. Culminating celebrations of this year-long initiative that links all children to books, languages, and cultures are traditionally held on or near April 30. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Dí­a.

Libraries and schools that host Dí­a programs during spring 2011 are encouraged to submit an application by August 15, 2011. The award will be presented at the American Library Association’s 2012 Midwinter meeting to the most exemplary program celebrating El Dí­a de los Niños/El Dí­a de los Libros. The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a commemorative plaque. Members of REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, serve as judges for the Award

Application guidelines are available on the REFORMA website or at

For additional information please contact the chair of the 2011 Mora Award committee Beatriz Pascual Wallace at

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