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Social Media Icons Pinterest E-news Blog PatMora.com Twitter Facebook         September 2013
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Pat wrote about her summer
trips to Arkansas, Holland,
Spain and Colorado in her
annual letter to kids.

October Presentations

Pat is a featured speaker at the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Regional Conference in St. Louis, October 18-20. The conference theme is "Bookjoy Around the World," the same theme as that of the 2013 IBBY International Children´s Book Day poster with a poem written by Pat, art by Ashley Bryan.

There's still time to register!

October 28-29, Pat happily returns to visit classes and give a public presentation at Davidson College, Davidson NC.

Libby with a picture of her great-aunt, Lobo
Libby with a picture of her
great-aunt, Lobo.


What's It Like to Write a Book with Pat Mora?

Let's have Pat's daughter, Libby Martinez, answer that question.
"As I wandered through my Colorado garden today, pondering my "grateful list" amongst giant sunflowers and brilliant purple morning glories, at the tippity-top of that list is the amazing opportunity I have been to write children's books with my mom. Whether laughing over what types of snacks to feed a character we were developing (my vote was for coconut-cream pie while Mom opted for apple slices) or working through titles or I Pledge Allegiance plot lines, we both reveled in the opportunity to share a unique and deeply creative journey together. I Pledge Allegiance, which is forthcoming in April 2014 from Knopf/Random House, is one of the culminations of our journey. Stay tuned for news later this fall regarding our second book, Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! which will also debut next year!"

I Pledge Allegiance is now available for pre-order:
»»  at Amazon
»»  at Barnes and Noble
»»  at Indiebound

Tomas and the Library Lady

Hispanic Heritage Month/Mes de la Herencia Hispana:
September 15 - October 15

Thanks to each of you who in your daily work and life articulates the contributions, affirms the value, and addresses the needs of our growing Latino population. Reading books, both for kids and adults, about Latino culture, talking about family heritage and learning more about our world's diverse cultures are wonderful ways to convey the spirit of this month.

See more about Pat's books for kids, teens, and adults.

Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico! America's Sproutings The Desert is My Mother

New Topic Booklist

Download a pdf of Pat's children's titles, over 30, grouped by topics such as Biography, Family, and Holidays. Here's a sampling of Pat's titles relating to Nature:

Nature Books

ZING! Seven Creativity Practices
for Educators & Students

A Salute to Educators
All over the country, students and teachers are beginning a new academic year, all hoping it will be a good year. Enthusiastic applause for all the creative and dedicated educators at all levels who invest their energies in exciting their students to explore new ideas and learn new skills.

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