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
PAT MORA is the celebrated Latina author of forty award-winning children’s poetry and prose picture books. A lifelong literacy advocate, she founded Children’s Day, Book Day (El día de los niños, el día de los libros) to celebrate children and motivate them to become readers with daily support from families, teachers, and librarians and annual festivities on April 30. Mora lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her online at 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.