Today is National Aunt & Uncle’s Day!

Illustration by Cecily Lang from A Birthday Basket for Tía

Illustration by Cecily Lang from A Birthday Basket for Tía

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 (celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017!) 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!
Pat

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

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