Articles & Essays by Pat

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Bookjoy,” from Open a World of Possible: Real Stories About the Joy and Power of Reading, Scholastic, 2014.

Book-Hungry Hands,” Lee & Low blog, May 2013.

Great Gift Ideas for the Whole Year? BOOKS!” LATINAStyle, Vol. 14, No. 6, 2008, p. 40.

“Gratitude as a Catalyst,” American Libraries, Chicago: American Library Association, 2008, pp. 52-53.Green star icon

“Pat Mora on Linguistic Wealth,” Literature for Today’s Young Adults, Boston: Pearson, 2009, pp. 346-347.

“Zapped by Día,” Children’s Literature in Action: A Librarian’s Guide, Libraries Unlimited, 2008, pp. 27-28.Green star icon

“Words Free as Confetti,” Breaking Boundaries with Global Literature: Celebrating Diversity in K-12 Classrooms, Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 2007, p. 97.

“A Dozen Ideas for Celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children’s Day/Book Day,” Journal of Children’s Literature, Vol. 33, Number 1, Spring 2007, p. 68. Green star icon

“Celebrating Children and Books: El día de los niños/El día de los libros,” Book Links: Connecting Books, Libraries and Classrooms, Vol. 16, no.3, Chicago: American Library Association, January, 2007, p. 24.Green star icon

“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.

“Poet Profile: Exploring the Self,” in Sylvia M. Vardell, Poetry Aloud Here. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006, pp. 6-8.

“Dear Teacher,” English Journal: Multicultural Literature of the Americas, Vol. 94, No. 3, Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, January, 2005, pp. 32-35.

“Bilingual Whirl,” Texas and Christmas: A collection of traditions, memories, and folklore, Fort Worth, TX: TCU Press, 2004, pp. 61-64.

“The Décima: A Poetic Journey from Spain to New Mexico,” An Exaltation of Forms, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2002, pp. 156-164.

“Books Remembered,” CBC Features, Vol. 55, No. 1, New York: Children’s Book Council, Spring 2002, n.p.

“Practice, Practice,” Leading from the Heart: The Passion To Make a Difference. Battle Creek, MI: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2001, pp. 55-59.

“Delicious Languages,” The Dragon Lode, The International Reading Association Journal of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, Vol. 20, Number 1, New Britain, CT: Central Connecticut State University, Fall, 2001, pp. 29-30.

“Author Profile, Pat Mora,” Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Construction of Gender in Children’s Literature, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2001, pp. 157-161.

“The Seeds of Stories,” The Dragon Lode, Vol. 18, Number 2, The International Reading Association Journal of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, Spring, 2000, pp. 55-59.

“Let’s Lift Our Spirits by Reaffirming Our Shared Humanity,” The DallasMorning News, Dec. 31, 1999, pp. 1C and 6C.

“A Celebration Is Brewing for Latino Children and Books,” Hispanic Link WeeklyReport, April 12, 1998, p. 3.Green star icon

“Confessions of a Latina Author,” The New Advocate, Vol. 11, Number 4, Fall, 1998, pp. 279-290.

“April 30, Día de los niños: Día de los libros, Bilingual Literacy Day,” United States Board on Books for Young People, Inc. Newsletter, Spring, 1998, pp. 15-18.Green star icon

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

“Layers of Pleasure: Capirotada,” Through the Kitchen Window, Boston: Beacon Press, 1997, pp. 148-154.

“The Lure of Languages,” (Keynote Address), SWCOLT Newsletter, September, 1997, pp. 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22.

“Día de los niños: Turning the Pages for Progress,” La Herencia del Norte, Santa Fe, NM, spring, 1997, p. 35.Green star icon

“Multicultural Literature: The Healthy Choice,” Library Talk, Worthington, Ohio: Nov./Dec., 1995, pp. 5 and 16.

“The Itch,” Currents from the Dancing River: Contemporary Latino Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994, p. 215-220.

“Images and Identity,” Forward to Multicultural Literacy: Mirroring the Reality of the Classroom, White Plains, New York: Longman Publishers USA, 1995, pp. ix-xi.

“The Unkindness of Ravens,” Hispanic Link Weekly Report, Washington, D.C., January 9, 1995, p. 3.

“HHM: More Than Tacos & Piñatas,” Hispanic Link Weekly Report, Washington, D.C., September 26, 1994, p.3.

“A Walk with My Father,” Prairie Schooner, Lincoln: University of Nebraska, Winter 1994, pp. 82-86.

“The Leader in the Mirror,” Teaching Tolerance, Montgomery, AL: Southern Poverty Law Center, Fall, 1994, pp. 62-63.

“A Latina in Kentucky,” The Horn Book, May-June, 1994, pp. 298-300.

“Multicultural Literature: More Than a Trend,” Society of Children’s Book Writers Bulletin, Sept./Oct. 1992, n.p.

“A Letter to Gabriela: A Young Writer,” English Journal, Urbana: September, 1990, pp. 40-42.

“Why I Am a Writer,” The Horn Book, Boston: July/August, 1990, pp. 436-437.

“Still Connected to the Border,” The Christian Science Monitor, Boston: July 18, 1990, pp. 16-17.

“Island Images,” Focus, Battle Creek, Michigan: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, July, 1989, p.11.

“Ethnic Diversity: An American Strength,” Vista: Focus on Hispanic Americans, Coral Gables, Florida:
Oct. 1, 1988, p. 18.

“Unseen Teachers.” Calyx, vol. 10, no. 2 & 3, Corvallis: Summer, 1987, pp. 214-215.

“Snapshots.” Impresión, Hollywood: October, 1984, pp. 55.

“Lobo.” Impresión, Hollywood: September, 1984, pp. 42-43.

“Adelante.” Impresión, Hollywood: August, 1984, pp. 40-42.

“Living the Dream.” Intercambios Femeniles, Stanford: Spring/Summer, 1984, p. 11.

“Hispanics: The People-people.” Hispanic Link, Washington, D.C.: December,1983.