Pat Mora

Pat Mora (b. 1943) was born in El Paso, Texas, where her grandparents had moved from Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Mora grew up speaking both English and Spanish in a household where “books were an important part of my life.” Mora studied at Texas Western College and the University of Texas at El Paso. She has received numerous awards, including the 2006 National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, and has written more than twenty-five poetry, nonfiction, and children’s books. She has remarked that part of her reason for writing is that “Hispanic perspectives need to be part of our literary heritage.”

EMC is proud to feature the works of Pat Mora within Mirrors & Windows. You can view samples of the selections below.

 

Mora's narrative poem, "Same Song", is featured in Unit 1 of Mirrors & Windows Level 1/Grade 6. Here is a sample from the Teacher Edition:

 

Mora's lyric poem, "Gold", is featured in Unit 5 of Mirrors & Windows Level 2/Grade 7. Here is a sample from the Teacher Edition:

 

Mora's lyric poem, "Gentle Communion", is featured in Unit 3 of Mirrors & Windows Level 4/Grade 9. Here is a sample from the Student Edition:

 

Mora's lyric poems, "Immigrants" and "Family Ties", are featured in Unit 3 of Mirrors & Windows Level 5/Grade 10. Here is a sample from the Student Edition: