Children’s Day, Book Day is often known as Día, meaning day for our daily commitment to celebrating all our children and to motivating them and their families to be readers, essential in our democracy. As part of their daily commitment, many of our Día partners share resources to promote summer reading to teachers, parents and children:
Although I didn't really get to know my grandfathers, I've enjoyed writing about grandfathers/abuelos. I had a fabulous dad, though, and treasure the many years we had with him, wonderful memories. Pat
The American Flag Foundation's 38th Annual National Flag Day and Pause For The Pledge of Allegiance happens at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Flag Day, June 14th. Add your voice to the citizens and groups across the nation who will be pledging together!
Illustration from I Pledge Allegiance, by Pat Mora & Libby Martinez, illustrated by Patrice Barton
"A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes", according to the Audio Publishing Association, which celebrates June as Audiobook Month, encouraging readers to listen to great stories.
Creative, lively audio productions have been made from four of Pat's books:
From Pat's Author's Note in Water Rolls, Water Rises
"Water fascinates me, perhaps because I’ve spent most of my life in the Southwest desert region of the United States. The sound of rain is welcome music on a dry and thirsty landscape. Creeks and rivers refresh desert dwellers, and lakes--so much water--seem a surprise. Lightning and downpours startle. Snow softens mountains, hills, cactuses, rocks. I’ve also had the good fortune to travel to and savor varied landscapes, cultures, and water features in the United States, and in India, China, Holland, Peru, Finland, Canada, Greece, and Mexico. Oceans always astound me."