*Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas *January 19, 1942 *author of poetry, nonfiction and children's books
*Pat Mora started as a teacher, then moved onto administration *Mora founded El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day * two day celebration to promote literacy and bookjoy
*Mora worked with her daughter, Libby Martinez, on two children's books I Pledge Allegiance and Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo!, her daughter was the illustrator. *She fights to keep hispanic heritage alive. *Mora said, "We need to be published and to be studied in schools and colleges so that the stories and ideas of our people won't quietly disappear."