Global Holiday Traditions to Celebrate with Books! {part three}

In case you’ve missed it, we have been exploring the fact that December is a month filled with remembrances, recognitions, holidays, celebrations, and traditions all across the world. From Kwanza, St. Nicholas Day, and Christmas to Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Arabic Language Day, and International Migrants Day, there are many, many things to celebrate for the next 31 days.

Global Holiday Traditions to Celebrate with Books! {part ONE}

Global Holiday Traditions to Celebrate with Books! {part TWO}

As a way of recognizing and honoring some of the many observances in December, here are some book lists to encourage important conversations that grow young minds.

Global Holiday Traditions to Celebrate with Books! {part THREE}

Let’s learn more about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities:

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet. Not long ago, Multicultural Children’s Book Day created a FREE downloadable classroom kit that solely focused on inclusive books that talked about Physical and Developmental Challenges with the goal of using diverse kidlit to help readers (of all ages) Understand and Celebrate our Differences. Included in this kit was a robust list of diverse classroom books for ages 4 -12

Go here to learn more or download this free booklist.

Let’s learn more about Nobel Prize Day! On December 10th, Nobel Prize Day recognizes the annual prize established by Alfred Nobel. On November 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. As always, Pragamaticmom has some excellent diverse book recommendations about Nobel prize winners who have changed our world for the good.

9 People Who Changed The World: Nobel Peace Prize Picture Books

Let’s learn more about National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day (HPMD)

HPMD has been observed annually since 1990 on or around December 21. This day is historically the first day of winter and the longest night of the year – a fact that is extra challenging for our world’s homeless population. We hope that on this day, communities across the country come together to remember those who have died without stable housing.

Jodie at Growing Book by Book has an excellent booklist on this subject.

Children’s Books About Homelessness

Keep Calm and Read On!

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