Pat Mora, a prominent figure in contemporary Hispanic poetry and literature, was born in El Paso, Texas. A versatile writer, she authored poetry, children’s books, and essays. Her works beautifully intertwine her bicultural upbringing, reflecting the Southwest desert’s essence and promoting bilingualism and diversity.
An advocate for literacy, Mora founded Children’s Day, Book Day, an initiative celebrated nationwide. She is celebrated for her bilingual charm, bridging cultures through her writings.