2. El Desierto es Mi Madre (The Desert is My Mother) by Pat Mora, illustrated by Daniel Lechon. Arte Publico Press, 1994.
Pat Mora is the author of this poetic book that celebrates the relationship between nature and people. It describes in two languages the desert as being a spiritual, lively and comforting place. This is the first picture book of the imprint Piñata Books, and is a must for bilingual families.