Books That Celebrate Cultural Traditions
Recommendations from local book experts and librarians.
BY LYDIA RUEGER | FEBRUARY 26, 2019
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, Read More
Why we chose this book:
Who doesn’t love festivals and celebrations? And you know we love learning about other cultures! A review copy was provided by Sterling Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
With 14 holidays from five continents (Australia doesn’t appear), What Do You Celebrate? showcases diverse characters celebrating some holidays you may know and some you may not. The opening two-page spread is an introduction to what a holiday is, accompanied by a timeline of the year with each of the featured holidays listed alongside a child you’ll find on that holiday’s page. Read More
Today I got to speak with Ms. Whitney Stewart. She’s trekked in a Himalayan snowstorm with Sir Edmund Hillary, interviewed the Dalai Lama in India, and visited Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She’s worked as a puppeteer and salad chef in France, and she’s dug in former WWII battlefields in Poland. She is the author of travel stories, multiple children’s books, and mindfulness activity cards, Mindful Kids. When she is not writing or traveling, she teaches mindfulness and meditation to children and adults. Read MoreRead more »
This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with book artists Jessica Peterson and Yuka Petz about the upcoming opening of the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude. It’s a wonderful collection of rare and gorgeous books that opens to the public May 19 from 1-3:30.
We’ll also talk with children’s book author Whitney Stewart, author of “What’s On Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food,” and “Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids,” who’s part of the Raising Kind Kids in Today’s World One-Day seminar, Read More