Three Kings Day: A Celebration of Christmastime

People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry
Author(s):
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Illustrator(s):
Lawrence Migdale
Age Group:
7-12
Publisher:
Holiday House
ISBN:
978-0823418398
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry

For many Latino Americans one of the best things about Christmas is that it lasts for twelve days. The final day, Three Kings Day, comes on January 6 and honors the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem. It's a favorite holiday for children, with presents from the kings as well as parades, performances, parties, lively music and scrumptious food. While describing the customs and revelry ten-year-old Veronica shares with her family and New York City's Puerto Rican community, this book portrays a celebration that is rich in tradition and artistry.

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