Jingle Dancer Recommended Read for Dia

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Austin SCBWI member Cynthia Leitich Smith's picture book JINGLE DANCER is featured as a recommended read for celebrating Dia by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission. Dia was first conceived by author and poet Pat Mora, who proposed linking Children's Day, the celebration of childhood and children, with literacy and bilingualism, creating a new holiday: El día de los niños/El día de los libros. It is celebrated on April 30th, but we're already cheering for Cynthia and this most recent distinction!