TITLE: Pat Mora: Book Fest 05
SPEAKER: Pat Mora
EVENT DATE: 2005/09/24
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 33 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Author Pat Mora at the 2005 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Pat Mora, an award-winning author of children's books, poetry and nonfiction, speaks often at conferences, universities, and schools about the writing process, multicultural education, family literacy and leadership. Committed to fostering "bookjoy," she founded El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros, Children's Day/Book Day, the April 30th celebration of childhood, books, languages and cultures. Her book, "A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Inez" (English and Spanish editions), received the 2003 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, and ""Maria Paints the Hills" was a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters Best Children's Book. Her most recent book is "Dona Flor" (Knopf, 2005), an original tall tale. Mora lives in New Mexico.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2005