Harvest Celebrations are Ancient
Celebrating the harvest is found in every culture - joining family, friends and your community to commemorate the fruit of hard work and to share gratitude for a future season of food security is just about the best reason I can think of for a party!
Harvest Days is a sweet, gentle way to share with your kiddos harvest festivals - think parties! - from around the world. Children will see others that look like themselves and their families in the twelve different cultures' harvest celebrations explored. And the idea that we more alike than different - with respect for our differences - is woven throughout the text and the illustrations.
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Ideas for Making it Real
Harvest Days offers a deeper dive into each culture at the end of the book. Why not add a food or activity from one of the twelve cultures' celebrations to your own day of thanks-giving? With a thoughtful approach it is possible to avoid cultural appropriation.
Explicitly sharing with your children the cultural, national or spiritual importance and meaning of the food or activity you add to your own festivities is the first step towards honoring the culture or people whose food you bring to your table.
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