Pat’s Awards

Pat's Awards

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, North Carolina State University, 2008

Honorary Member of the American Library Association (ALA), 2008

Honorary Doctorate of Letters, State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, 2006

Distinguished Alumna, University of Texas at El Paso, 2004

Carruthers Chair Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of New Mexico, 1999

Lifetime Member, United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), 2013


FELLOWSHIPS
Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbria, Italy, 2003

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, 1994

Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship, 1986


LITERARY AWARDS

Pat Mora receiving the Texas Writer Award from the Texas Book Festival 's executive director Lois Kim.

Pat Mora receiving the Texas Writer Award from the Texas Book Festival's executive director Lois Kim, October 2015.

The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award for 2016, Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, January 2015.

Texas Writer Award, Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, October 2015.

Loretto Legacy Award for Arts and Literature, 200th Jubilee on the Border, Sisters of Loretto, El Paso, Texas, September, 2012

Con Tinta Achievement for Literary Activism, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Chicago Il, March, 2012

Literary Legacy Award, El Paso Community College, 2010

Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Letters, University
           of California at Santa Barbara, 2008

Pat receives the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for Outstanding   ontributions to Children's Literature, 2008 .

The University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for Outstanding
Contributions to Children's Literature, 2008.

The University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for Outstanding
           Contributions to Children's Literature, Hattiesburg,
           Mississippi, 2008

Roberta Long Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Celebrating
            the Cultural Diversity of Children, University of Alabama at
            Birmingham, 2007

National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, Albuquerque, NM, 2006

"Literary Lights for Children," Associates of the Boston Public
            Library, 2002

"100 Library Champions," Texas Library Association Centennial, 2002

Ohioana Award in Children's Literature, Ohioana Library Association, (for body of work and contributions to children's
            literature), 2000

Pellicer-Frost Bi-national Poetry Award, Ford Foundation, FEMAP Foundation, and Museo de Arte e Historia del INBA-Cd.
            Juárez, 1999

Poetry Award, Conference of Cincinnati Women, 1990

Authors of the Pass: El Paso Herald-Post Writers Hall of Fame, 1988

Texas Institute of Letters, 1987 (Elected to)

Literary Award, Harvey L. Johnson Book Award, Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, 1984

Creative Writing Award, National Association for Chicano Studies, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1983

Poetry Award, New America: Women Artists and Writers of the Southwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1982


Adobe Odes

ADULT BOOK AWARDS
Adobe Odes (University of Arizona Press, 2006)
           Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Poetry Award, 2008
           Bronze Medal in Poetry, Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), 2008
           International Latino Book Award, Best Poetry in English, 2007
           WILLA Literary Award Finalist, Women Writing the West, 2007
           Spur Poetry Finalist, Western Writers of America, 2007

House of Houses

House of Houses (Beacon Press, 1997 / University of Arizona Press, 2008)
            Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 1998
            Premio Aztlán Literature Award, 1997

Borders (Arte Público Press, 1986)
            Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 1987

Chants (Arte Público Press, 1984)
            Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 1985
            Harvey L. Johnson Book Award, Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, 1984


YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARDS
Dizzy in Your Eyes Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love (Knopf/Random House, 2010)
            Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, American Library Association, 2011
            Américas Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP),
                       University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011
            Lasting Connections, Book Links, 2010
            Eureka! Children’s Nonfiction Award, Silver Honor, California Reading Association, 2010

My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults (Piñata Books/Arte Público Press, 2000)
           The New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age List, 2001
           Tayshas Reading List, Young Adult Round Table, Texas Library Association, 2001-2002
           Finalist, Writers’ League of Texas, 2001


CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS (in alphabetical order)
Abuelos (Groundwood Books, 2008)
           International Latino Book Award for Best Children's Picture Book - English, 2009

The Bakery Lady/La señora de la panadería (Piñata Books/Arte Público Press, 2001)
            Latino Literary Hall of Fame, Second Place, Children’s Picture Book Category, 2002

The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012)
           International Latino Book Award, Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book, 2013

A Birthday Basket for Tía (Simon & Schuster, 1992)
            Utah Governor’s September Children’s Book-of-the-Month, 2004
            Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 1994

Book Fiesta

Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Day/ Book Day Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros
(HarperCollins Children's Books/Rayo, 2009)
           American Library Association Notable Book, 2010
           CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Center), 2010
           Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2010
           Belpré Illustrator Medal Book, 2010
           Américas Award, Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP),
                       University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010

Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! (Groundwood Books, 2014)
           Tejas Star Reading List, 2015-2016

Confetti: Poems for Children (Lee & Low Books, 1996)
            Arizona Governor’s Book Award, 2004
            Notable Books for a Global Society, International Reading Association, 1996
            CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children’s Book Center), 1996
            Américas Award, Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP),
                       University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1996

Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

The Desert Is My Mother:  El desierto es mi madre (Piñata Books/Arte Público Press, 1994)
            Honor Award in Nature and Ecology, Skipping Stones Magazine, 1995

Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart (Knopf/Random House, 2005)
            Golden Kite Award, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), 2005
            ALA Notable Books, American Library Association, 2006
            Pura Belpré Honor Award (narrative), 2006
            New York Public Library Books for Reading and Sharing, 2005
            Nick Jr. Magazine Best Book, 2005

Gracias

Gracias~Thanks (Lee & Low Books, 2009)
           ALA Notable Books, American Library Association, 2010
           Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010
           Texas Library Association 2X2 Reading List, 2010
           CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Center), 2010
           Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book, 2010
           Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration, 2009
           Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award, Gelett Burgess Center for Creative Expression, 2011

TIL Award Winner

I Pledge Allegiance (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2014)
           Texas Institute of Letters Denton Record-Chronicle Award, 2015
           International Latino Book Award, Best Children's Fiction Picture Book, 2015
           CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Center), 2015
           Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, NCSS/CBC, 2015
           Denver Public Library's Best & Brightest Children's Books, 2014
           Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List, 2016
           Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee, Picture Book, 2016
           Maine State Library Cream of the Crop for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2015
           Greenburgh NY Public Library, Best Picture Books list, 2014

Let's Eat ¡A comer! (HarperCollins Children's Books/Rayo, 2008)
           Texas Library Association 2X2 Reading List, 2009
           Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books, 2008

A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Inéz (Knopf/Random House, 2002)
            Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, Southwest Texas State University, 2003
            Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended List, Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table
                        of the American Library Association, 2004
            Américas Award, Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP),
                       University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003

Love to Mamá (Lee & Low Books, 2001)
            Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award, 2001
            Outstanding Merit, Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2001
            Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, NCSS/CBC, 2001

Maria Paints the Hills (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2002)
            Texas Institute of Letters, Finalist, Austin Public Library Award for Best Children’s Book, 2003

Marimba! Animales A-Z (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006)
            Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year, 2007

Pablo's Tree

Pablo's Tree (Simon & Schuster, 1994)
            Américas Award, Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP),
                       University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1994

Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009)
            Américas Award, Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP),
                       University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010

The Remembering Day/El día de los muertos (Piñata Books/Arte Público Press, 2015)
           Tejas Star Reading List, 2016-2017
           Texas Institute of Letters Denton Record-Chronicle Award, 2016
           Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2016
           MOSAIC Multicultural Book Display, Lincoln (NE) Public Schools, 2016

The Song of Francis and the Animals (Eerdmans Books, 2005)
            Children’s Books, Second Place, The Catholic Press Association, 2006
            Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Special Recognition, 2006

This Big Sky (Scholastic, 1998)
            Book Publishers of Texas Award for Best Book for Children or Young People, Texas Institute of Letters, 1999
            Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, American Library Association, 1999
            Finalist in Children’s Literature Award, PEN Center West, 1999
            “One Hundred Books for Reading and Sharing,” The New York Public Library, 1998

Tomas and the Library Lady

Tomás and the Library Lady (Knopf/Random House, 1997)
            Selected for Arlington Reads, 2005
            Texas Bluebonnet Master List, 1999-2000                                                                           
            Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, Southwest Texas State University, 1998
            Teachers' Choices, International Reading Association, 1998
            Honor Award in the Multicultural and International category. Skipping Stones Magazine, 1998
            Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian, 1997
            Nebraska Golden Sower Nominee, 1999-2000
            Américas Award, Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP),
                       University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1997

Water Rolls, Water Rises/El agua rueda, el agua sube (Children's Book Press/Lee & Low Books, 2014)
           White Ravens list, International Youth Library, 2015
           John Burroughs Riverby Award, 2015
           Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor book, 2015
           CBC Choices (Cooperative Children’s Book Center), 2015
           ALA Notable Books, American Library Association, 2015
           New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2014
           Lasting Connections, Book Links, 2014
           Tejas Star Reading List, 2015-2016
           Delaware Diamonds K-2 Title, 2015-2016

Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico! America's Sproutings

Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico! America's Sproutings (Lee & Low Books, 2007)
           Américas Award, Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP),
                       University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008
           ALA Notable Books, American Library Association, 2008
           Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books, 2008
           Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008
           Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List, 2008-2009
           Lasting Connections, Book Links, 2007
           Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, 2008/2009
           AudioFile Earphones Award (audio edition), 2014