Holidays

African-American Holidays

By Faith Winchester

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Discusses special times of the year when African-Americans celebrate, including Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Juneteenth, Harambee, Junkanoo, and Kwanzaa. Part of the Read-and-Discover Ethnic Holidays series.

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Thanksgiving Is...

By Gail Gibbons

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"Thanksgiving is turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It is parades with giant balloons. It is a holiday for remembering the Pilgrims and the Indians they met. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to give thanks for many blessings."  [From the publisher's description]
 

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Maria Molina and the Days of the Dead

By Kathleen Krull

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In Mexico, Maria and her family celebrate Los Dias de los Muertos, The Days of the Dead. Includes a recipe for pan de los muertos.

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Ghost Wings

By Barbara M. Joosse

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While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.

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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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