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June 19, 2017

Enjoy this poem by Libby Martinez, Pat's daughter and co-author. Jackson by Libby Martinez

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June 15, 2017

Although I didn't really get to know my grandfathers, I've enjoyed writing about grandfathers/abuelos. I had a fabulous dad, though, and treasure the many years we had with him, wonderful memories.
Pat

Illustration by Cecily Lang from Pablo's Tree

Illustration by Cecily Lang from Pablo's Tree

Illustration by Raul Colón from Tomás and the Library Lady

Illustration by Raul Colón from Tomás and the Library Lady

Illustration by Rafael López from Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico! America's Sproutings

Illustration by Rafael López from Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico! America's Sproutings

Illustration by Maribel Suarez from Let's Eat ¡A comer!

Illustration by Maribel Suárez from Let's Eat ¡A comer!

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June 12, 2017

The American Flag Foundation's 38th Annual National Flag Day and Pause For The Pledge of Allegiance happens at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Flag Day, June 14th. Add your voice to the citizens and groups across the nation who will be pledging together! Illustration from I Pledge Allegiance, by Pat Mora & Libby Martinez, illustrated by Patrice Barton

Illustration from I Pledge Allegiance, by Pat Mora & Libby Martinez, illustrated by Patrice Barton

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June 9, 2017

2017 Audiobook Month"A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes", according to the Audio Publishing Association, which celebrates June as Audiobook Month, encouraging readers to listen to great stories. Creative, lively audio productions have been made from four of Pat's books:

Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico! America's Sproutings

Gracias

Gracias~Thanks

The Desert is My Mother/El desierto es mi madre

Desert is My Mother/ El Desierto Es Mi Madre

Delicious Hullabaloo

Delicious Hullabaloo/Pachanga deliciosa

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June 6, 2017

"Our Oceans, Our Future" is the theme of the 2017 World Oceans Day, celebrating the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean. Poem for World Water Day

Illustration by Meilo So from Water Rolls, Water Rises/El agua rueda, el agua sube


From Pat's Author's Note in Water Rolls, Water Rises
"Water fascinates me, perhaps because I’ve spent most of my life in the Southwest desert region of the United States. The sound of rain is welcome music on a dry and thirsty landscape. Creeks and rivers refresh desert dwellers,...

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June 2, 2017

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May 31, 2017

In her book ZING! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators & Students, Pat shares her seven practices for fostering personal creativity and professional inventiveness.

"Readers will be left with renewed energy, plenty of wonderful ideas, and a stronger appreciation for artistic projects, the power of language, and cross-cultural understanding."—REFORMA Newsletter

ZING! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators & Students

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May 26, 2017

This weekend, as we celebrate those who have served in our armed forces, let's also take a minute to remember: liberty and justice for all. Illustration by Patrice Barton from I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

Illustration by Patrice Barton from I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

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May 23, 2017

Communion: I’ve had the good fortune to travel in my life. My first four collections: Chants , Borders , Communion and Agua Santa: Holy Water were written as individual poems. Communion has poems inspired by trips to India, Pakistan, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and, of course, Mexico.

I conceived the last two collections: Aunt Carmen's Book of Practical Saints and Adobe Odes as whole book projects. I have worked on a seventh collection. Poetry inspires, challenges and comforts me. You?

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Pat's poetry collections for adults

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May 20, 2017

The UN General Assembly designates May 21 as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity. Add a spoonful of bookjoy to this delicious idea, and that's Día: literacy for all children, all cultures, all languages. USBBY poster

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