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.
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