Shanté Keys and the New Year's Peas

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Gail Piernas-Davenport
Illustrator(s):
Marion Eldridge
Age Group:
5-9
Publisher:
Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN:
978-0807573303
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

In this multicultural New Year's story, Shanté searches the neighborhood for black-eyed peas—which symbolize good luck—for her family's celebration dinner. On her journey, she learns about Chinese New Year and Diwali, as well as how January 1st is celebrated by other members of her community. The author includes additional pages of information about diverse New Year's traditions and special foods.

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