Celebrating Día de los Muertos: History, Traditions, and Activities – A Holiday Book for Kids (Holiday Books for Kids) (Paperback)

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with this fun introduction for kids ages 6 to 9

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday where people celebrate and remember their loved ones who have passed on. The festivities happen over two days every year—November 1 and 2—and are full of color and joy! This engaging book for kids explains the history, traditions, and customs of Día de los Muertos. You'll also find fun activities that encourage kids to celebrate in their communities.

Lots of ways to celebrate—Kids will learn how Día de los Muertos originated in Mexico, but is celebrated in many places, with parades, storytelling, music, and food.

Hands-on activities—From baking pan de muerto (or "bread of the dead") to creating paper marigold flowers, this holiday book for kids includes activities that let families get festive at home.

Colorful and illustrated—Vibrant pictures and thought-provoking facts help kids discover new things about Día de los Muertos.

Inspire kids to explore an amazing holiday with this exciting Día de los Muertos book.

About the Author

MELANIE STUART-CAMPBELL is also the author of Alba, the South American Street Dog, Learn Spanish with Pictures, and A Spanish Workbook for Kids. She is an instructional specialist and advocate for the Kansas Migrant Education Program, working with many people who celebrate Día de los Muertos. She also teaches online Spanish classes to kids on the website Outschool.

Praise For…

“Now, more than ever, we need to learn about and celebrate the rich diversity of our communities. Understanding cultural traditions from around the world is a fun and important way to help connect children to friends, neighbors, and their community. Every family, every classroom should have a copy of this beautifully written and illustrated book!” —Michelle Murphy LCSW, PPS, school-based mental health counselor

“This beautifully written and illustrated hands-on book is an excellent resource for parents, educators, and service providers interested in expanding the multicultural and multilingual experiences of children. Melanie Campbell does a great job explaining the significance and history of Día de los Muertos, and how it’s celebrated in an easy-to-understand format. After reading this book, I learned much more about this special holiday than I thought I knew.” —Veronica Fierro, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor and bilingual speech-language pathologist

Celebrating Día de los Muertos is a fun but comprehensive book explaining the significance of the holiday. The heart of the Mexican diaspora is in full display on every page. As a child growing up in Mexico, I celebrated Día de los Muertos. This book allows parents, educators, and caregivers to teach children all about this important Mexican holiday.” —Nidia Lopez, communications specialist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648763625
ISBN-10: 1648763626
Publisher: Callisto Kids
Publication Date: July 13th, 2021
Pages: 50
Language: English
Series: Holiday Books for Kids