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Pat Mora

Forfatter af Tomas and the Library Lady

65+ Works 6,863 Members 444 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Pat Mora is a bilingual author with a special focus on children's literature. Among her awards are Honorary Doctorates from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo, Honorary Membership in the American Library Association, Life-Time Membership in USBBY, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship to vis mere write in Umbria, Italy, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was a recipient and judge of a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a recipient and advisor of the Kellogg National Leadership Fellowships. Her children's books include: Water Rolls, Water Rises/El agua rueda, el agua sube. With her daughter, Libby Martinez, Pat also recently wrote I Pledge Allegiance and Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo!. A literacy advocate, Pat founded Children's Day, Book Day, El día de los niños, El día de los libros often known as Día. The year-long commitment promotes creatively linking all children and families to books, and establishing annual April Children's Day, Book Day celebrations across the country. April 2016 will be Día's 20th Anniversary. Pat's Book Fiesta captures the Día spirit. A former teacher, university administrator, museum director, and consultant, Pat is a popular national speaker who promotes creativity, inclusivity and bookjoy. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Pat Mora

Tomas and the Library Lady (1997) 1,022 eksemplarer
A Birthday Basket for Tía (1992) 880 eksemplarer
Pablo's Tree (1994) 546 eksemplarer
Gracias/Thanks (2009) 265 eksemplarer
Listen to the Desert/Oye Al Desierto (1994) 204 eksemplarer
Confetti: Poems for Children (1996) 201 eksemplarer
Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three (1966) 194 eksemplarer
I Pledge Allegiance (2014) 179 eksemplarer
This Big Sky (1852) 152 eksemplarer
The Rainbow Tulip (1999) 141 eksemplarer
Love To Mama: A Tribute To Mothers (2001) 90 eksemplarer
The Race of Toad and Deer (1995) 67 eksemplarer
¡Marimba!: Animales From A to Z (2006) 63 eksemplarer
House of Houses (1997) 61 eksemplarer
In My Desert (Little Celebrations) (1997) 52 eksemplarer
Bookjoy, Wordjoy (2018) 44 eksemplarer
Join Hands (2008) 42 eksemplarer
Abuelos (2008) 37 eksemplarer
Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! (2014) 31 eksemplarer
Chants (1985) 24 eksemplarer
Agua Santa: Holy Water (1995) 22 eksemplarer
Borders (1986) 21 eksemplarer
My Singing Nana (2019) 17 eksemplarer
Adobe Odes (2006) 16 eksemplarer
Maria Paints the Hills (2002) 13 eksemplarer
Communion (1991) 11 eksemplarer
Cool glasses (Spotlight books) (1997) 9 eksemplarer
Letter in a Bottle (1997) 8 eksemplarer
Look! (Little Celebrations) (1997) 5 eksemplarer
Encantado : desert monologues (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Same Song Maestro (2009) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Bidragyder — 398 eksemplarer
Cool Salsa (1994) — Bidragyder — 302 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Bidragyder — 241 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (1996) — Bidragyder — 240 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Bidragyder — 170 eksemplarer
Goddess of the Americas (1996) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature (1993) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
Floricanto Si!: U.S. Latina Poetry (1998) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Noche Buena: Hispanic American Christmas Stories (2000) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States (1994) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Under the Pomegranate Tree: The Best New Latino Erotica (1996) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art (2016) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer

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Acharming, true story about the encounter between the boy who would become chancellor at the University of California at Riverside and a librarian in Iowa. Tom†s Rivera, child of migrant laborers, picks crops in Iowa in the summer and Texas in the winter, traveling from place to place in a worn old car. When he is not helping in the fields, Tom†s likes to hear Papa Grande's stories, which he knows by heart. Papa Grande sends him to the library downtown for new stories, but Tom†s finds the building intimidating. The librarian welcomes him, inviting him in for a cool drink of water and a book. Tom†s reads until the library closes, and leaves with books checked out on the librarian's own card. For the rest of the summer, he shares books and stories with his family, and teaches the librarian some Spanish. At the end of the season, there are big hugs and a gift exchange: sweet bread from Tom†s's mother and a shiny new book from the librarianto keep. Col¢n's dreamy illustrations capture the brief friendship and its life-altering effects in soft earth tones, using round sculptured shapes that often depict the boy right in the middle of whatever story realm he's entered. (Picture book. 7-10)

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CDJLibrary | 36 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2024 |
This book is great for students at a beginner level of reading. This book is about the celebration of children's day/book day. There are many beautiful illustrations showcasing how we can read books wherever we want. We can read by ourselves, with friends and family, on a boat, in a car, on a train, on a plane, wherever we want! I would introduce this book to my classroom as an engaging informational text that engages students and motivates them to read books wherever they go.
JulianV7 | 77 andre anmeldelser | Mar 4, 2024 |
This book is a good, easy read. The pictures are vibrant and colorful and I think it is very important that the book is in both English and Spanish. The book is also kind of nostalgic for me especially because as someone who comes from a hispanic household, the day of the child or el dia del nino is celebrated in my household and something that my mom always made us feel special with.
cmmeza0709 | 77 andre anmeldelser | Feb 15, 2024 |



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