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It's the fifth day in May and you may see a parade or hear a Marachi band playing. But do you know why? It's Cinco de Mayo, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find what Cinco de Mayo means, who fought in the Battle of Puebla, why people celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays. Explore the history of each holiday and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each holiday might have for you.
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Aurora Garcia is a Heinemann-Raintree author.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2–3—These books provide simplified information, with the majority of each one covering the origin of the celebration and how it has evolved over the years. The texts have stayed the same since the 2003 editions, though pictures have been enlarged and their colors made brighter and clearer. Color photos and other illustrations enhance every page. Cinco de Mayo describes how Mexican-Americans celebrate their heritage with parades, music, dancing, and festivals, in honor of the freedom they won on May 5, 1862, in a battle against the French army. Valentine's Day explains the custom of sending cards and ways we show affection. The freeing of the slaves after the Civil War and related traditions such as storytelling and dancing are covered in Juneteenth. All three books conclude with lists of important dates and a three-item, current further reading list. Paired with other books, these reliable sources will be great supplements for holiday basics.—Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
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Book Description Heinemann Library, 2003. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1403435014