Since the publications of her first poetry collection, Chants, and children's book, A Birthday Basket for Tia, Pat Mora has gained a stellar reputation as a children's author, poet, educator and advocate for bilingual literacy. Her honors include the AWP Con Tinta Achievement for Literary Activism, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship and honorary doctorates from NC State and SUNY Buffalo. Among her recent works are Adobe Odes (poetry), House of Houses (memoir), Abuelos, Tomas and the Library Lady (children's book), as well as the forthcoming I Pledge Allegiance.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. There will be a book signing and sale.
Pat Mora's visit is sponsored by English, Hispanic Studies and Educational Studies Departments; Ethnic Studies Program, OLAS, the Multicultural Affairs Office, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Public Lectures Committee.
Chambers Lilly Family Gallery