Wednesday, April 09, 2014

L4LL’s 2014 Día Blog Hop

by Monica Olivera 

Last year, Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) launched the first Día Blog Hop in honor of Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros which is celebrated annually on April 30th. Established in the United States by poet and author Pat Mora, Día is a celebration of books and children. Libraries and schools across the country recognize it by hosting their own events. (You can find a complete list of these events here on the official Día website.) 

This year, we are happy to announce that we have increased the number to two dozen Latino authors/illustrators paired with top Latina bloggers in comparison with last year’s 20! Starting here on our site on April 6th, a different author/illustrator will appear on a different blog, writing an original short article or creating an original illustration in support of Latino children’s literacy. The Día Blog Hop concludes on April 30th here on L4LL, culminating with a special announcement.

To follow along, here is a schedule of the participating blogs and the authors/illustrators with which they are paired. As each article goes live, I will be updating this schedule with a direct link. Bookmark this page for easy reference! 

April 6th – Pat Mora on Latinas for Latino Lit 
April 7th – Amy Costales on MommyMaestra 
April 8th – Duncan Tonatiuh on The Wise Latina Club 
April 9th – Alma Flor Ada on La Familia Cool 
April 10th – Lupe Ruiz-Flores on The Other Side of the Tortilla 
April 11th – Magdalena Zenaida on De Su Mama 
April 12th – Christina Rodriguez on My Friend Betty Says 
April 13th – Lulu Delacre on Atypical Familia 
April 14th – René Saldaña on Tech Food Life 
April 15th – John Parra on Modern Mami 
April 16th – Graciela Tiscareno-Sato on Unknown Mami 
April 17th – Amada Irma Pérez on Mama Latina Tips
April 18th – Maya Gonzalez on PearMama 
April 19th – Talia Aikens-Nuñez on Growing up Blackxican 
April 20th – Monica Brown on Moms LA 
April 21st – Meg Medina on Latinaish 
April 22nd – Irania Patterson on Living Mi Vida Loca 
April 23rd – René Colato-Laínez on Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes 
& Mara Price on Ahorros para Mama 
April 24th – Laura Lacámara on Mami Talks 
April 25th – James Luna on Ezzy Languzzi 
April 26th – Kathleen Contreras on Family is Familia 
April 27th – Joe Cepeda on Justice Jonesie 
April 28th – Isabel Campoy on Growing Up Bilingual 
April 29th – Margarita Engle on My Big Fat Cuban Family 
April 30th – A special announcement on Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL)

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