REFORMA invites applications for Mora Award

For publication through July 15, 2012

Beatriz Pascual Wallace

REFORMA invites applications for Mora Award

Award recognizes exemplary Día programming

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, invites applications for the 2012 Estela and Raúl Mora Award.

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 (Children’s Day, Book Day), or El día de los jovenes/ El día de los libros (Youth Day/Book Day), also known as Día. The award is presented annually to the most exemplary celebration of this year-long initiative that links all children to books, languages, and cultures. Celebrations are traditionally held on or near April 30.

Libraries and schools that host Día programs during 2012 are encouraged to submit an application by August 15, 2012. The award will be announced in October and presented at the American Library Association’s 2013 Midwinter meeting. The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a commemorative plaque.

Application guidelines are available on the REFORMA website or at

For additional information please contact the chair of the 2012 Mora Award committee Beatriz Pascual Wallace at