Holidays

Kwanzaa

By Deborah Chocolate

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Discusses the holiday in which many African-Americans celebrate their roots and cultural heritage.

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K Is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book

By Juwanda G. Ford

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Bold illustrations and simple text introduce children to the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

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Celebrating Kwanzaa

By Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

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Text and photographs depict how a Chicago family celebrates the African American holiday, Kwanzaa.

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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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