Articles & interviews about Pat’s work for young readers

Print articles & interviews

Dombrink-Green, Meghan. “Young Children Introduces: Marla Frazee, Pat Mora, and Peter H. Reynolds“, Young Children, November 2014, pp. 84-85.

Larson, Jeanette. “Talking with Pat Mora“, Book Links, January 2011, pp. 23-26. Who Wrote That?

Butler, Shannon. “Interview with Pat Mora: Celebrating Diversity,” Utah English Journal, Vol. 36, 2008, pp.30-33.

Marcovitz, Hal. Who Wrote That? Pat Mora. New York: Chelsea House, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7910-9528-7. [Book] (Can be purchased or ordered anywhere books are sold. Find your local independent bookstore at IndieBound, purchase online at Amazon or buy from the publisher).

“Featured Author/Illustrator,” Yellow Brick Road, Cortland, NY: McMo Publications, Sept/Oct 2008, pp. 1-3.

Glass, Nick. “Meet the Author: Pat Mora,” Library Sparks, Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Inc., August/September 2008, pp. 30-33.

Perry, Phyllis J. “Capturing Magical Moments of the Desert Southwest: Author Extensions,” Library Sparks, Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Inc., August/September 2008, pp. 34-36.

Wood, Jaime Martinez. “Latino Writers and Journalists,” New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2007, pp. 149-151.

Rowlands, Kathleen Dudden, “The Influence of Pat Mora: How – and Why – Literacy Becomes Political,Children & Libraries, Spring 2007.

Wood, Jaime R., “Pat Mora,” Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom, Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English, 2006, pp. 50-67.

“An Interview with Pat Mora: The Reader and Writer,” Journal of Children’s Literature, A Journal of the Children’s Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, Vol. 32, Number 2, Fall 2006, pp. 23-26.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, “A Poetry Workshop in Print: Pat Mora,” Teaching Pre-K-8, January 2006, p. 61.

Peacock, Scot (ed.), “Mora, Pat,” Something About the Author, Farmington, MI:The Gale Group, Vol. 134, 2003, pp. 110-118.

Munson, Sammye. “Pat Mora,” Today’s Tejano Heroes, Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 2000, pp. 40-45.

Rockman, Connie (ed.), “Mora, Pat,” Eighth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators, New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 2000, pp. 377-379.

Henderson, Darwin. “Listening to the Desert: A Conversation with Pat Mora,” Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, Vol. 41, number 1, Fall 2000, pp. 12-17.

Wadham, Tim. “Spotlight on Pat Mora,” Programming with Latino Children’s Materials: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 1999, pp. 48-50.

Ada, Alma Flor. “Ventana a un rostro: Pat Mora,” Cuentaquetecuento, Revista latinoamericana de literatura para niños y jovenes , San José, Costa Rica: Fundación Educativa San Judas Tadeo, 1998, pp. 109-113.

Barrera, Rosalinda. Profile: “Pat Mora, Fiction/Nonfiction, Writer and Poet,” Language Arts, Vol. 75, No. 3, March 1998, pp. 221-227.

Day, Frances Ann. “Pat Mora,” Latina and Latino Voices in Literature for Children and Teenagers,” Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997, pp. 122-131.

Hedlad, Alan (ed.), “Mora, Pat,” Something About the Author, Farmington, MI: The Gale Group, Vol. 92, 1997.

Corsaro, Julie. “Talking with Pat Mora,” Book Links, September 1997, pp. 25-29.

Pilson, Brenda, “Poetry with a Mission: Promoting Positive Images of Latino Life Is Pat Mora’s Goal,” Creative Classroom, March/April, 1997, p. 22.

Versace, Candelora. “Pat Mora: Bringing the Latino Experience to Children’s Literature,” The Santa Fe New Mexican, October 6, 1996, p. D-5.

Online articles & interviews

El Paso Times, September 24, 2016, El Paso author wins Texas’ writers lifetime award, by Ramón Rentería.

Publishers Weekly, May 5, 2016, Pat Mora Celebrates 20 Years of Honoring Día, by Sally Lodge.

School Library Journal, April 30, 2016, Pat Mora on Día, the Arbuthnot Lecture, and Diverse Books: 20 Years and Counting, by Ruth Quiroa.

Deanne Dekle of The New Mexico State Libraries interviewed Pat about her life, her work and Día. December 2015.

Texas Book Festival
Austin 360 featured Pat when she won the 2015 Texas Writer Award with “Lessons from Latina Trailblazer Pat Mora at Texas Book Fest.” October 2015.

CNN interviewed Pat for a segment called “Directo USA: Latino en América,” December 2012.

Pat was interviewed for a NBC Latino piece called “Authors work to reflect Latino culture in children’s books”, December 2012.

Pat talks about creativity, a writing life, success and future goals as part of the Career Builder series on Cynthia Leitich Smith’s CYNSATIONS blog, August 27, 2012.

Pat Mora at the National Book Festival, 2010

Pat was one of the featured children’s book authors at the 10th Annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. on September 25, 2010 (photo, right.) Listen to a Festival podcast featuring Pat.

Lee & Low Books has produced a video of Pat Mora where she talks about her writing and in particular, her book Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico! America’s Sproutings.

“Meet Pat Mora.” ¡Colorín Colorado! April 28 2007.; Conozca a Pat Mora.” ¡Colorín Colorado! 28 April 2007.

Reading Rockets’ video interview with Pat Mora. interview , January 2008. Pat reflects on Día, her poetry, and multicultural literature.