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My Singing Nana is now available from Magination Press. A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Inés and the Spanish edition, Una biblioteca para Juana: el mundo de Sor Juana Inés, are now available in paperback from Lee & Low Books. Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! is also now available in paperback. Yo prometo lealtad, I Pledge Allegiance in Spanish, is now available.

My Singing Nana    A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Inés    Una biblioteca para Juana: el mundo de Sor Juana Inés     Bravo Cinco Canta Bravo    I Pledge Allegiance Spanish edition

New Poetry Collections in 2018
2018 was a happy poetry year for Pat. The University of Arizona Press published her seventh adult poetry collection, Encantado: Desert Monologues; and Lee and Low Books, her fourth children’s poetry collection, Bookjoy, Wordjoy, illustrated by Raul Colón. He previously illustrated Pat's Tomás and the Library Lady and Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart.

Encantado: Desert Monologues by Pat Mora            Bookjoy, Wordjoy by Pat Mora

Accepting the Virginia Hamilton literary award.Recent Awards

Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement, Texas Institute of Letters, El Paso, TX, April 2017

Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, Kent State University, Akron, OH, April 2017

The 2017 Coleen Salley Storytelling Award, University of Southern Mississippi, April 2017



Take a Poetry Pause

Enjoy these audio clips of Pat reading her poems.

Listen to "Spring" from Borders.

Listen to "A River of Women" from Agua Santa: Holy Water.

Listen to "Poinsettia" from Chants.

Listen to "Ode to Sunflowers" from Adobe Odes.

Listen to "Leaf Soup" from Confetti: Poems for Children and "Halloween" from This Big Sky.

Listen to "Ode to Teachers" from Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love.

Listen to "For Georgia O'Keeffe" from Chants.

In these videos from WETV's ¡Colorín Colorado!, Pat shares poems from Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love.


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