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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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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