Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead

Fiesta! Mexico's Great Celebrations

By Elizabeth Silverthorne

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The Day of the Dead is but one of Mexico's many fiestas. Learn about others, both religious and patriotic, and how celebrations abound in daily living.

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Día de Muertos in México. Oaxaca = Day of the Dead in Mexico. Oaxaca

By Mary J. Andrade

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The author has interviewed anthropologists and town inhabitants to discover the different rituals and their meanings. Includes beautiful photographs. The first part of a four-part bilingual series on how the Day of the Dead is observed in different communities.

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Days of the Dead

By Kathryn Lasky

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Many cultures have celebrations that commemorate their ancestors. Mexico's celebration, los Dias de Muertos, the Days of the Dead, can be like a carnival. This author and photographer capture the spirit of this vibrant holiday with vivid prose and brilliant full color photographs.

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Day of the Dead: A Mexican-American Celebration

By Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

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Two books in one! Part of the book follows Mexican-American twins who are participating in the Day of the Dead in their new country while another part gives factual information on the history of the holiday. Good for reports.

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Day of the Dead

By Tony Johnston

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Two Mexican children watch as the food is prepared and flowers are gathered for their village's yearly celebration to honor their beloved dead.

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Day of the Dead

By Linda Lowery

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Introduces the holiday, Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, and describes how it is celebrated in Mexico and in the United States.
Part of the On My Own Holidays series.

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Cooking the Mexican Way

By Rosa Coronado

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Recipes for celebrations and everyday. This newer version of the family favorite has slimmed-down recipes. Part of the Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks series. Clearly written recipes for easy dinners and snacks: Red Snapper with Lime Juice, Mango with Cinnamon, and a couple of kid-pleasing favorites, Tortillas with Chicken and Mexican Hot Chocolate.

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A Treasury of Mexican Folkways: The Customs, Myths, Folklore, Traditions, Beliefs, Fiestas, Dances, and Songs of the Mexican People

By Frances Toor

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This large, older book written for adults is full of Mexican customs and includes an eight-page article on the Day of the Dead.

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