Other literary forms
Pat Mora is noted as a poet and a writer of children’s work. Both personally and as a writer, she is an advocate for education, literacy, and cultural appreciation. She often publishes her works as bilingual editions with Spanish and English on facing pages. Her works for children include collections of poetry, picture books, and retellings of Mayan, Mexican, and Latino folktales. Her writings for children are subtly infused with the values of cultural diversity and cultural memory, and her nonfiction essays in Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle (1993) explicitly draw the connection between diversity and democracy.