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Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers

By Pat Mora

Illustrated by Paula S. Barragán


In this beautiful and celebratory collection, thirteen poets write with joy, humor, and love about the powerful bond between mothers, grandmothers, and children. The poets represent a wide spectrum of Latino voices, from award-winning authors such as Francisco X. Alarcón, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Pat Mora, to Daniel A. Olivas, a Deputy Attorney General of the State of California, and Cristina Muñiz Mutchler, a 15-year-old new talent. They write passionately about their Puerto Rican, Cuban, Venezuelan, and Mexican American backgrounds and the undeniable influence of their mothers and grandmothers.

Illustrated with exuberance by Ecuadorian artist Paula S. Barragán M., Love to Mamá is sure to be embraced and treasured by everyone who wants to recognize mothers as one of our universal role models.

Teacher's Guide

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Children's Books of the Year
Outstanding Merit
Bank Street College Children's Book Committee

"Starred Review"
Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review"
School Library Journal

Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages
Bank Street College

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Interest Level
Grades 1 - 6
Reading Level
Grade 3
Family Traditions, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Mothers
Accelerated Reader
Level: 4.5
Points: .5
About the Creators

Pat Mora is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books. She is also the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Mora and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her on the Web at www.patmora.com

Photo: Cheron Bayna

Paula S. Barragán is a native of Quito, Ecuador. She received her degree in graphic design and illustration from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to being a painter, Barragán is a printmaker and carpet designer. Her fine art pieces have been shown at galleries in the United States and South America. Barragán currently lives in Quito. This is her first picture book.

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