Colorado Parent

Books That Celebrate Cultural Traditions

Recommendations from local book experts and librarians.


Some need to look no farther than the family next door to see they’re surrounded by diverse cultures; others need to travel a bit more. Regardless of where you look, cultural traditions and holidays can seem as foreign as an unknown language if they aren’t ones celebrated by your family. Check out these books to help foster understanding for your neighbors’ traditions and beliefs near and far, in a world full of differences. – Colorado Parent

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About Whitney Stewart

Whitney Stewart puts her heart, mind, and feet into her work. She's trekked in a Himalayan snowstorm with Sir Edmund Hillary and climbed to remote Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. She's interviewed the Dalai Lama in India and Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She is the author of fiction and nonfiction for children. She also teaches mindfulness and meditation.