Winter is full of so many celebrations. Let’s discover some books for kids that celebrate the diversity of these holidays and festivities.
Diverse Holiday and Celebration Books for Children
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Red and Green and Blue and White by Lee Wind is the story of two families coming together to support each other even when others aren’t so accepting of differences. This book is based on a true story.
This title is our last pick for the 2022 Family Dinner Book Club season.
There is great beauty in appreciating different cultures and the strength of everyone working together to achieve wonderful things. It’s Robin’s birthday and the zoo animals want to plan something grand. But, each animal from around the world has a different idea of what would make the party grand. It’s really a blend that will make it best. Check out The Perfect Party by Laurel P. Jackson.
Dumpling Day by Meera Sriram is a delicious rhyming book that will have you counting all the different kinds of dumplings from tamales to gyoza. Oh, and there are 10 recipes included!
There are so many celebrations that incorporate light into the festivities and often hold meaning. Read all about the significance of light in Flash and Gleam: Light In Our World by Sue Fliess.
A Thousand Welcomes by Mary Lee Donovan allows us to enter the homes of a diverse group of people to learn a little more and celebrate our fellow humans.
Feasts and Festivals Around the World: From Lunar New Year to Christmas by Alice B. McGinty looks at some of the mainstream holidays such as Christmas to other countries that celebrate holidays such as the New Yam Festival in Nigeria.
The Shape of Home by Rashin Kheiriyeh is the story of a child getting used to the different shapes of everything in this new land. But, soon the whole class starts to think about their home country and the shape of that country. Soon, all of the kids are learning and appreciating the diverse world.
More Books About Holidays and Celebrations
Here are some more books about different holidays and celebrations.
Hanukkah Books from What Do We Do All Day?
Diwali Books from Happily Ever Elephants
Kwanzaa Books from Colours of Us
What other celebration book lists would you like to see added to the list?
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