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.
"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]
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.
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.
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.