Love to Mama: A Tribute to Mothers

by Pat Mora and Paula Barragan

This collection, which features contributions from 13 Latino poets, celebrates mothers,... read more

This collection, which features contributions from 13 Latino poets, celebrates mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers — women who nurtured, embraced, loved, and inspired the writers. Some poems are in English, some in Spanish and English, enriched with the flavor of words like “abuela,” “caballera,” “Mami,” and “M’ija.” These personal poems carry meaning that transcends the individual and culture. There is something for all older children and teens to take from the experience of reading or listening to the poems. Each two-page spread features a single poem accompanied by a bold, brightly colored, stylized painting. The artwork is pencil, cut-paper, and gouache, with additional enhancement on computer. (Age 10 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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