Communion E-Book: Poems to Take Along

CommunionCommunion, 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.”

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Celebrate National Aunt and Uncle’s Day, July 26

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!

The Gift of the PoinsettiaA Birthday Basket for Tia
I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby MartinezHouse of Houses

Sunday is National Parent’s Day

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! Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros, written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Page from Book Fiesta! written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael Lopez.