National Poetry Month: Educator Barnes Reads – The Desert is My Mother

The Desert is My Mother/El desierto es mi madre” by Pat Mora is a poem, written in both English and Spanish, that describes the desert beautifully.  Prize winning painter Daniel Lechon created beautiful illustrations to bring the poem to life in this children’s book. There is also a lesson plan to accompany the book on the author’s website.

Check out the poem in the video.



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