Listen to the Desert/Oye al desierto
By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Franciso X. Mora
Pat Mora was born in El Paso Texas On January 19, 1942, and she grew
up in a bilingual home. She can speak and write in both Spanish and
English. Ms. Mora, the mother of three children, enjoys encouraging
people to view their cultures, landscapes, and homes as stewards for
writing and for creativity.
Ms. Mora holds degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso. She
is a former teacher, university administrator, and consultant. Ms. Mora
has written children's literature and juvenile poetry and nonfiction
books for adults.
Selection of Awards: Kellogg National Fellowship (1986-1989), National
Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship (1994), Americas Commended
List for Confetti: Poems for Children (1996), Southwest Book
Award for A Birthday Basket for Tía (1994).
Mora (b. 1942) Contributing Editor: Juan Bruce-Novoa
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