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Celebrate!: Connections Among Cultures

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Every culture has its own special traditions and reasons for celebrating. This volume looks at communities near and far, and explores the essence of celebrations the world over.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Lee & Low Books
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Lyle Willey
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Celebrate! : Connections Among Cultures by Jan Reynolds
Category/genre- YA, picture book non-fiction

Estimate of age of level of interest- K-3

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• 6.3
• Lexile Measure: 1060
• Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: NA

Brief description
Jan Reynolds is a well-know skier, writer and outdoor sports enthusiast who has traveled the world. This book is part of her seven books in her Vanishing Cultures series. Through vivid full-color photos and text, Reynolds captures the traditions
Mary Ann
May 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Did you ever sit and pour over the National Geographic Magazine as a kid? I remember that my brother and I did. We had about two whole shelves of back issues, and we used to love looking at the pictures of far away places and cultures. There is something fascinating about seeing the way people in other places live. Celebrate! Connections among cultures speaks to this fascination, but helps kids see similarities between different cultures - the way that no matter how different we are, we are esse ...more
Latifa Awad
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Genre: Informational book

This gives information about different cultures, and the cultures represented are Tibetans, Sherpas, Tuareg, Aborigines, Sami, Yanomami, Inuit, and Balinese. This book does a great job showing the similarities in celebrating across the cultures. The cultures are from different regions in the world but are all similar in the ways they celebrate. The book show how people from all of these cultures have special foods, decorate, have music, dance, and use fire.

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Lin Lin
People celebrate human spirits all the time and all around the world. The book shares pictures to show how the Tibetans and Sherpas in the Himalaya, the Tuareg nomads in the Sahara desert, the Aborigines of Australia, the Sami on the northern tip of Europe within the Arctic Circle, the Yanomami in the Amazon basin of South America, the Inuit of the far north American continent, and the Balinese from Indonesia celebrate special occasions in their distinctive cultures through gather-togethers, foo ...more
Alana Arlequin
This is a great book that studies the connections between cultures. This would be great for culture studies as well as making tect connections.
Whole Terrain
Jul 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Read the Whole Terrain interview with Jan Reynolds about this book and her travel adventures.
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