Celebrating Día de los Muertos: History, Traditions, and Activities – A Holiday Book for Kids (Holiday Books for Kids ) (Hardcover)
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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 that celebrates loved ones who have passed on. This engaging book for kids explains the history, traditions, and customs of Día de los Muertos. It also includes activities that encourage kids to celebrate at home or in their communities.
- Celebratory traditions—Kids will learn how Día de los Muertos is celebrated across the world, with parades, storytelling, music, and food.
- A variety of activities—From baking pan de muerto (or “bread of the dead”) to creating paper marigold flowers, kids can get festive in lots of hands-on ways.
- Fun facts and illustrations—Colorful pictures and thought-provoking facts help kids discover new things about Día de los Muertos.
Inspire kids to explore Día de los Muertos with this vibrant and lighthearted Day of the Dead book.
About the Author
MELANIE STUART-CAMPBELL has been an educator of world languages for more than twenty-five years. She loves to travel and is a passionate advocate for bilingualism and world language education, especially español. Melanie is the author of Alba, the South American Street Dog.
“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