Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers
By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Paula 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.
Watch Pat Mora's interview with Reading Rockets
Read author Pat Mora’s letter to teachers about inspiring students with poetry in the Lee & Low Poetry Resource Guide for Teachers.
Discover exciting ideas to help you and your students learn about and celebrate Mother’s Day with the Lee & Low Teacher Resource Guide for Mother's Day.
About the Creators
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
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.
About This Title
School Library Journal
Best of the Best Books
Chicago Public Library
Best Children's Books of the Year: Outstanding Merit
Bank Street College of Education
Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages
Bank Street College
Children's Literature Choice List
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Interest Level:Grades 1 - 6
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 3
Sharing & Giving, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Poetry, Mothers, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Home, Grandparents, Friendship, Families, Cultural diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Pride
English Fiction Grades 3-6, Fluent Dual Language Spanish/English Collection, Fluent English Collection, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level R, Latin American English Collection, Latin American English Collection Grades 3-6, Poetry Grades 3-6, Mother's Day Collection