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Friday, April 24, 2015

Award Winning Children’s Book Author Antionio Sacre to Visit the Altadena Library for El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

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The whole family is invited to the Altadena Library on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Special guest author and storyteller Antonio Sacre will share touching, humorous, bilingual stories including his own stories of growing up bicultural and folktales from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

Antonio Sacre, born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, is an internationally touring writer, storyteller, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. His published children’s picture books include The Barking Mouse and A Mango in the Hand. He has performed at the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, and museums, schools, libraries, and festivals internationally.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925 as a result of the first “World Conference for the Well Being of Children” in Geneva, Switzerland. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well being of children. In 1996, Pat Mora, nationally acclaimed author of books for children and adults, proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy. Her proposal was endorsed by Día Founding Partner REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking in 1997. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now the national home for Día.

For more information please visit the Altadena Main Library at 600 E Mariposa St. Altadena, call (626) 798-0833 ext. 109, or visit the library’s website at www.altadenalibrary.org.

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