HarperCollins Come and Join Us!
HarperCollins Come and Join Us!

Come and Join Us!

By Liz Kleinrock


Publication Date: September 5, 2023

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Come and Join Us! is an inclusive nonfiction picture book written by renowned antibias and antiracist educator and consultant Liz Kleinrock (Teach and Transform). It follows kids in America who share how they celebrate holidays all year long—perfect for discussions about decentering Christian and winter holidays!

"Decentering Christmas does not mean canceling Christmas."—Liz KleinrockInstead, it means increasing visibility of and embracing other holidays. After all, who says the holidays only happen in the winter? Every day’s a holiday when you live in a world as diverse as ours! From Juneteenth to Vesak, and Yom Kippur to Día de las Muertos, the festivities never end.Come and join us and learn about eighteen holidays celebrated by a diverse group of children in this inviting picture book written by antibias and antiracist educator Liz Kleinrock, with vibrant illustrations by Chaaya Prabhat. This book is useful for discussing holidays in the classroom and can be an enjoyable resource for making sure no one holiday is more valued than the other.Holidays featured include: Seollal, Mardi Gras, Holi, Nowruz, Passover, Vaisakhi, Vesak, Juneteenth, Homecoming, Onam, Obon, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Makahiki, Día de los Muertos, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, and Eid al-Fitr.

About the Author

Liz Kleinrock (she/her) is an author and an antibias and antiracist educator, consultant, and facilitator for schools, organizations, and companies across the country. A transracial adoptee, Liz was born in Korea and has lived all over the United States. She is the author of Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community. She currently resides in Washington, DC, with her husband and two bunnies and continues to advocate for a more equitable world through her work with Teach and Transform.  Chaaya Prabhat (she/her) is an illustrator and lettering artist from Chennai, India, who is currently working out of Goa. She has worked on a number of picture books, including The Culture of Clothes, written by Giovanna Alessio; The Best Diwali Ever, written by Sonali Shah; Bracelets for Bina’s Brothers, written by Rajani LaRocca; and Anni Dreams of Biryani, written by Namita Moolani Mehra. You can visit her at chaayaprabhat.com/work.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: September 5, 2023

ISBN: 9780063144477

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