A former teacher, university administrator, museum director, and consultant, Pat Mora is a popular national speaker shaped by the U.S.-Mexico border where she was born and spent much of her life. The author of many award-winning children's books, Pat is the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños / El día de los libros, Children's Day / Book Day (Día), now housed at the American Library Association. The year-long commitment to linking all children to books, languages and cultures, and of sharing what Pat calls "bookjoy," culminates in celebrations across the country in April. Pat received Honorary Doctorates in Letters from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo and is an Honorary Member of the American Library Association. Pat is the mother of three adult childrenand enjoys family/friend time, reading, gardening, cooking, and living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Visit Pat's website at http://www.patmora.com/.