Holidays

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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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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Columbus Day

By Dennis Brindell Fradin

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Learn about Columbus' famous explorations and how we came to have the holiday known as Columbus Day. Includes drawings and photographs.

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Columbus Day

By Vicki Liestman

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A look at Columbus' life and his role as both an explorer and an invader of the West Indies. Beginning readers writing their first reports may find this book and the others in the Carolrhoda on My Own Books series meet their needs perfectly. However, it does not include maps of the voyages.

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Columbus Day

By Cass R. Sandak

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Learn why and how Columbus Day is celebrated, and read about the highlights the life and voyages of the famous explorer. Part of a series of books on celebrating the holidays.
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Mother's Day

By Willma Willis Gore

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Tells the history of Mother's Day around the world and highlights the contributions of mothers in and out of the home. Contains photographs, glossary, and index.

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My Very Own Mother's Day: a book of cooking and crafts

By Robin West

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Provides suggestions for celebrating Mother's Day through recipes and instructions for various crafts.

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