Celebrate! Connections Among Cultures
Written and photographed by Jan Reynolds
Every culture has its own special traditions and reasons for celebrating. People in the Australian Outback walk on a dream journey, connecting with their past. In Bali, dancers perform a graceful Legong dance, telling an ancient story. And in the United States we watch fireworks, marking the birth of our country.
At first glance these practices seem quite different from each other, but they are actually much more alike than most people may realize. In Celebrate! readers travel to communities near and far, and explore the essence of celebrations the world over.
With striking photographs and engaging text, photojournalist Jan Reynolds presents a refreshing look at the similarities among cultural traditions around the world. Readers will be captivated as they discover the universal connections people share when they celebrate.
About the Creators
is an award-winning author and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. All seven books in her Vanishing Cultures series of photo-essays for children were recognized as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Reynolds is also an avid skier, mountain climber, and adventurer. She holds the world record for women's high altitude skiing, was part of the first expedition to circumnavigate Mount Everest, and performed a solo crossing of the Himalayas. Reynolds lives with her family in Stowe, Vermont.
About This Title
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Chicago Public Library
Interest Level:Grades 1 - 6
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 4
Photographic Illustrations, Animal/Biodiversity/Plant Adaptations, Nonfiction, Multiethnic interest, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Holidays/Traditions, Friendship, Food, Families, Environment/Nature, Cultural Diversity, African/African American Interest, Asian/Asian American Interest, Informational Text, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Geography
Part of These Collections
Asian/Asian American English Collection Grades 3-5, African American English Collection Middle School, Asian American English Collection Middle School, Diverse Background English Collection Middle School, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Informational Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Appendix B Diverse Collection Middle School, English Guided Reading Level R, Diverse Background English Collection Grades 3-6, Nonfiction Grades 3-6, High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), High-Low Books for Teens (Middle and High School), Nonfiction Collection Middle School, Thanksgiving and Gratitude Collection, Community Collection, Appendix B Diverse Collection High School, Diversity Starter Pack PreK-2