Former teacher, university administrator and author Pat Mora has written more than 35 award-winning children’s books. Her works’ honors include the Latino Literacy Hall of Fame; the Tejas Star Reading List; the ALA Notable Children’s Books; the International Latino Book Award, Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book; and the Pura Belpré Author Honor Book. Beyond her writings, Mora is also the founder of Children’s Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día), which encourages children’s literacy. And so for this month’s School Library it is our pleasure to feature the works of Pat Mora.
The University of Houston recently welcomed Dr. Antonio D. Tillis as the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and M. D. Anderson Professor in Hispanic Studies. Dr. Tillis gave the following exclusive interview to Hispanic Outlook about his life, his career and his future plans at The University of Houston:
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