Archived Stories for Union County Public Schools
Taradiddle Players Perform at East Union
Tomas and the Library Lady, by award-winning author Pat Mora, is a true story based on the early life of Tomas Rivera. He was born in 1935 to farm laborer parents. Rivera eventually became a teacher and earned several college degrees. He went on to become the Chancellor of the University of California-Riverside and was the youngest person in the state to ever hold such a position. Jose Cruz Gonzalez, playwright, adapted the story for the stage.
Written by: Susie Jones
Posted: Sep 21, 2010 by Susie Jones