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Thursday, April 7 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Children/Young Adult Luncheon

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This year’s CYA luncheon (Thursday, April 7) speaker will be MexicanAmerican author, poet, and advocate for the Hispanic community, Pat Mora. Many of her books are bilingual, presenting topics affecting Mexican-American families and culture. Pat is a literacy advocate excited about sharing what she calls “bookjoy.” Pat founded El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) also known as Día, which promotes creatively linking all children and families to books and establishing the annual April Children’s Day/Book Day celebrations across the country. April 2016 will be Día’s 20th Anniversary.

Awards Presented: Daniel Taylor Memorial Award, Louise Meredith School Library Media Award 

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Pat Mora

Pat Mora’s most recent collection of poetry is Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love, written in the voices of teens. Among her awards are Honorary Doctorates from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo, Honorary Membership in the American Library Association, Life-Time Membership in USBBY, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship to write in Umbria, Italy, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was a... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Cattails Ballroom ABC

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