Meet kids who share how they celebrate holidays all year long—perfect for discussions about de-centering winter holidays!
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 and joyful picture book written by renowned antibias and antiracist educator, Liz Kleinrock of Teach and Transform, 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, Holi, Nowruz, Passover, Vaisakhi, Vesak, Juneteenth, Homecoming, Onam, Obon, Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur, Makahiki, Día de los Muertos, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr
Liz Kleinrock is an author, antibias antiracist educator, consultant, and facilitator for schools, organizations, and companies across the country. A transracial adoptee, Liz was born in South Korea and grew up in Washington, DC. She is the author of Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community and Come and Join Us! 18 Holidays Celebrated All Year Long, illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat. She resides in Washington, DC, with her partner and two bunnies and advocates for a more equitable world through her work with Teach and Transform. You can learn more about her work at lizkleinrock.com.
Chaaya Prabhat is a graphic designer, illustrator, and lettering artist. After completing her MA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, she is now working independently in Chennai, India. She is the illustrator of several books including A Sari for Ammi written by Mamta Nainy; Bracelets for Bina's Brothers written by Rajani LaRocca; and Hide and Seek History: Ancient Egyptians written by Jonny Marx.
“A beautiful book meant to be shared and inspire discussion.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
“Prabhat brings each holiday to life with beautiful, vibrant illustrations that capture important cultural details like clothing, food, and decorations. An important read to support equity in discussions around holidays.” — Kirkus Reviews