February 19, 2013

The blog has moved to a new home

Pat's site is now on the Wordpress platform and so her blog has moved also. Please bookmark the new link:  www.patmora.com/blog and pay us a visit there!

February 18, 2013

Calling All Book Lovers

I encourage all book lovers to share bookjoy/alegría en los libros by supporting Día: El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children’s Day, Book Day in your community. Ask your local library or nearby school if they're planning an April Día celebration and offer to support their efforts by donating time or financial assistance.

Visit the Día section on my website and join us.

Register your Día celebration in the 2013 Program Registry.

February 13, 2013

A Valentine for All

Feliz día del amor y la amistad, Happy Valentine's & Friendship Day!

  Photo by Devora Resnick. Creative Commons license.

February 8, 2013

Latinas Juntas: a Video Celebration

How proud I am of my niece, Dr. Monica Rosas-Baines, co-founder of Latinas Juntas/Latinas Together and creator of this video

(See previous post for more information.)

L to R: Monica Rosas-Baines and Denna Sanchez,
Latinas Juntas co-founders.

February 7, 2013

Latinas Juntas/Latinas Together

Pat is looking forward to speaking at this special event. The day-long program, which strives to create a supportive community among Latina students, faculty and staff on the campus of CSU/Dominguez Hills, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

February 4, 2013

Congratulations to Award Winners

Congratulations to Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Sonia Manzano, and David Diaz  for winning the Pura Belpré Awards and Honors and to all who received ALA Youth Media Awards.

February 1, 2013

Mora Award Presentation at ALA Midwinter

Laurina, the blog manager writes:

I happily attended the presentation of the Mora Award at the Noche de Cuentos event, sponsored by REFORMA, Saturday night, January 26, during ALA Midwinter conference. It was a grand, festive event and I was touched by the acceptance remarks by the winners, Tina Bixby and Amelia Martinez of the Lynden Public Library (WA). For the first time, Mora Honors were also given. The receipients were Mount Pleasant branch of the District of Columbia Public Library, King County Library System (WA) and the Sacramento Public Library (CA).

Unfortunately, my phone photos were poor quality but REFORMA (National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking) members posted a wonderful album on their Facebook page and I've included a few of those photos here.

L to R: Denice Adkins/President REFORMA, Beatriz Pascual-Wallace/Chair Mora
Award Committee, Amelia Martinez and Tina Bixby/ Lyndon Public Library

L to R: Chelsea Couillard-Smith/ Sacramento PL,
José M. Garcia/ King County Library System, Robin Imperial/ DCPL,
Tina Bixby & Amelia Martinez/ Lyndon PL

Read an interview with the Mora Award winners.
Read comments by the Mora Award Honors.