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Love To Mama: A Tribute To Mothers

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Thirteen Latino poets celebrate their bonds with their mothers and grandmothers.
Published April 1st 2001 by Lee & Low Books
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Samantha Howard
May 08, 2014 Samantha Howard added it
Shelves: poems
This book is a collection of poems by Latina women all over the world. The book is dedicated to mothers. The compilation of poems categorizes this book as a poetry book. The text is written for lower elementary aged students, and could be used to teach about mother’s day in the spring, when students are making cards and other projects.
Marilin Equihua
Apr 14, 2016 Marilin Equihua rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry-etec-545
Children’s Poetry Anthology:

Mora, Pat (Ed.) (2001). Love to Mama: A Tribute to Mothers

Target audience: Ages 7-10
This anthology includes 13 poems written by 13 different Latino poets, both well-known and new. These loving poems are dedicated to mothers and grandmothers. The poems share stories about the Latino culture, including food, games, songs, and special celebrations. They are about the special relationship between mothers and grandmothers and their children. All poets integrated the Spanis
Katie Urton
Jun 10, 2014 Katie Urton rated it it was amazing
A collection of poems written by many different Latin authors, each tells of the unbreakable, loving bond between mothers and their children and even their grandchildren. The theme is centered on the joy that mother-child bond brings, and also includes discussing the heartache that it can bring as well. This book highlights the Latino culture by keeping to a common theme that is found in any culture.

Call me biased, but I welcome any book that celebrates mothers as being the i
Diana Luna
Dec 08, 2012 Diana Luna rated it it was amazing
This poetry book was made up of poems all by different Latino poets. The main focus of the poems were all about women in their families, specifically mothers and grandmothers. Each poet in the book reflects on their one woman in their life and a memory or object that reminds them of that person. Each poem also has a picture that is illustrated well and displays and represents the meaning of the poem. There was one poem I really enjoyed and the structure was different that other poems. It was wri ...more
Danielle Witter
Dec 06, 2012 Danielle Witter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awards
I enjoyed this book. It was nice to hear what the poets had to say about their mothers and grandmothers. I also enjoyed hearing about some of the different foods.

Summary: In this book of poetry, 13 poets write about what they love about their mothers and grandmothers. From the food they cook, to the clothes they wear. They talk about where their mothers and grandmothers grew up, and what they did when they visit them. One of the poems in here is even in Spanish, and is then translated into Engli
Dec 28, 2010 Jamie rated it liked it
This book is a collection of poems dedicated to mothers. The different contributing poets recall the feelings of safety their mothers gave them and the fun times they had with their mothers. The book features many Spanish phrases.
The illustrations are paired nicely with each featured poem. The illustrations do not help tell the story in the poem, but are nice nonetheless. The poems all have different styles, as they are written by different people, but they were picked well. All of the poems s
Lisa Carter
Mar 16, 2015 Lisa Carter rated it really liked it
Love to Mama is a cute poem book about mothers and grandmothers, written by Hispanic women from all over. There are thirteen poems, each by an individual author. The authors describe in great detail what it is they love about their mothers and grandmothers. From the clothing they wear, to the food they cook it is all very detailed and the illustrations go along with it beautifully. A couple of the poems are written in Spanish and translated into English. This would be a great read around Mother' ...more
(NS) - Heather Hayman
Nov 16, 2009 (NS) - Heather Hayman rated it really liked it
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Love to Mama is a beautiful anthology of poems by various Latino authors, such as acclaimed writers Pat Mora and Francisco X. Alarcon. Each wonderfully written poem, accompanied by incredible illustrations, is a tribute to mothers and grandmothers around the world. These poems celebrate relationships, biligualism, food, and family history. Since most of the authors use a little Spanish, there is even a glossary with a pronounciation key. This book is wonderful for reading alone or sharing aloud ...more
Nov 17, 2009 Bernice rated it really liked it
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These beautifully written poems revolve ones dedicated to mothers, grandmothers, and daughters of Latina decent. There are 13 poems telling the stories of how important these women were in their lives and what they have given them through their bonds and traditions. The illustrations add to this decorated book. It brightens up the poems as you read them aloud and gives you a celebrated feeling. It would a wonderful gift for mothers and children as they reminisce about their past, present, and fu ...more
Christine Turner
Fourteen Latino poets pay tribute to their mothers and grandmothers in this touching volume. With verses written in English and generously peppered with Spanish words and expressions, all brilliantly captured in vibrant illustrations, Love to Mama offers a look at the maternal touches that remain with us forever.

Children's poetry,
Hispanic American authors.
Bilingual books, Spanish.
Gina Starling
Grades 1-5

A wonderful book to read in class to celebrate Mother's Day.

" Thirteen poets write with joy, humor, and love about the powerful bond between mothers, grandmothers, and children. These poets represent a wide spectrum of Latino voices, from award-winning authors to a 15-year-old new talent. They write passionately about their Puerto Rican, Cuban, Venezuelan, and Mexican American backgrounds and the undeniable influence of their mothers and grandmothers"
Oct 22, 2008 Cynthia rated it liked it
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This book is filled with poems about mothers and grandmothers from Latino voices from Mexica, Cuba, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. I especially like this book of poetry because many of the poets my students have heard of and they can identify with at least one of the poems. The book also contains info. about each poet and I think the kids would like to know some of them are from Chicago.
Apr 28, 2013 Kristy rated it really liked it
In this Latino collection of poems, a different poet wrote each poem about a mother or grandmother. A few of the poems are about Cuban grandmothers, but other Latino heritages are represented as well. Additionally, a few of the poems are include words in Spanish and one poem is in both Spanish and English.

Publication Date: 2001
Age/Grade level: Preschool to 2nd grade
Format: Print Book
Oct 27, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pb, espa-ol, poetry
These poems are absolutely wonderful. There might be too many Spanish words for non-Spanish speakers to fully enjoy them.
Dec 02, 2015 Alyssa rated it liked it
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the poems are full of music and picture, and the illustrations are vibrant and add to the reader's creativity and imagination.
Apr 23, 2010 Sephire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
This is a great book to use during the poem unit to get the children to bring out their own voice. This is a book written as a tribute to mother everywhere with some Latino flava! Great book!
Mileigh Rabun
Apr 17, 2016 Mileigh Rabun added it
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This poetry book gives credit to mothers for how awesome they are. I think this would be great to help inspire students to write their mother's poems - maybe even for mother's day!
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Pat Mora (born 1942) is a female Mexican-American author and poet. Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas. She is married and has 3 grown children.
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