December 24, 2012

December 21, 2012

Latino Books in the News

Pat’s friend Adriana Dominguez offers 3 Reasons to Buy a Latino Children’s Book This Christmas .

In an article "Books for Young Latinos Exist – Just Not in the Classroom" Publishers Weekly continues the conversation started in a December 4 article in the New York Times. The article highlights smaller publishers, including several that publish Pat's books, who are providing books for Latino children and young adults.

December 19, 2012

December 13, 2012

Book Giveaway Winners

These people will receive a copy of The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe:

Vic and Luz (please send us your contact information)

Lisa Lopez (from Facebook)

Thank you for participating!

December 12, 2012

Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

From my Author’s Note in The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe

People around the world, from diverse backgrounds and economic levels, come to seek her help, to fulfill a promise, and to gaze at Juan Diego’s cloak, or tilma, which miraculously still has Our Lady’s image preserved on the cactus-fiber cloth. On December 12, her feast day, millions visit the site. In 2002, the Catholic Church canonized Juan Diego as the first indigenous saint of the Americas.

It is a pleasure to share this story and cultural tradition.

A note from the blog manager about today's BOOK GIVEAWAY:
All you need to do to win one of 5 copies of The Beautiful Lady is add a comment below. Winners will be selected at random. I'll note the winners in a post tomorrow morning and you can email me your address.

See more images of Our Lady.

December 10, 2012


An interview with Pat about her new book The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in yesterday's El Paso Times.
"To me, she's this feminine force in the universe that reminds us that there is kindness and patience and love rather than just judgment," Mora said. "Often, religion can be about judgment, and I don't believe that's what she symbolizes."

The interview also includes a selection of the rich, evocative paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher used to illustrate the story.

December 7, 2012

Pat Interviewed on NBC Latino

Pat was interviewed for today's feature "Authors Work to Reflect Latino Culture in Childrens Books" published on the NBC Latino website. Pam Muñoz Ryan and Maya Gonzalez were also interviewed for the article.