Labor Day (Holiday Histories)

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9781403489012: Labor Day (Holiday Histories)

It is the first Monday in September and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Labor Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: why parks are crowded on Labor Day, why children today go to school and do not work in factories, why Americans rest on a holiday that celebrates working. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you.

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Mir Tamim Ansary is a Heinemann-Raintree author.

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K-Gr 2--Each book details the history of the holiday, sharing past events that shaped today's celebration. Columbus Day salutes the spirit of discovery while emphasizing that there were people already in the Americas. Labor Day reminds readers that the labor-union movement brought about laws keeping children out of the workplace and in school. Remembering Dr. King's dream is the theme of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The titles have two-to-three lines of text per page and boldfaced words are defined in a glossary. Unfortunately, all three books are oversimplified and try to cover too much information. Black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions, at least one per page, illustrate each volume.

Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA

Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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