I was honored to be included in Scholastic's Open a World of Possible (2014). I enjoyed reflecting on how I became a reader and why founding and growing Children's Day, Book Day, (in Spanish) El día de los niños, El día de los libros, nickname Día has been so important to me. Luckily, I have many wonderful partners including the American Library Association and First Book. Join us. Make sure that Día is celebrated in your community.
Let's each contribute to a just peace.
Let's guide our children to create diverse community.
Communion, Pat's third poetry collection, is available as an e-book. The Texas Review of Books said of Communion: "Mora's collection is aptly titled: her poems often reveal a communion of sorts between poet and subject that inspires the poet's empathetic, imaginative response."
For a preview, listen to a 2012 edition of The Writer's Almanac, which featured the poem "Teenagers."
I'm a devoted PBS watcher and supporter.
PBS is watched by 82% of TV households. That's 200 million people. No commercials on PBS!
For every $100 of federal spending, public broadcasting receives 1 cent. Ugh.
Join me: support PBS!
I was blessed with some wonderful aunts and a fantastic uncle. The aunt in The Gift of the Poinsettia
wasn't based on a family member. A Birthday Basket for Tía
and I Pledge Allegiance
starred my beloved aunt, whom we called, Lobo, who was like a second maternal grandmother. I've also written about her in my poetry collections for adults. All my special aunts and my uncle appear in my family memoir House of Houses
I love celebrations! A toast to wonderful aunts and uncles!
So much to celebrate about families! There's Mother's Day in May, Father's Day in June and National Parent's Day on the 4th Sunday in July. Hooray!
Let's give children their own day: join us to share bookjoy and celebrate children every April with Children's Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, El día de los libros.
Page from Book Fiesta! written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael Lopez.
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