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Be a part of 36 celebrations from around the world and around the calendar. Vivid, original, historically accurate renditions of each celebration. Fulcrum Publishers, April, 1999. Grade 3 & up. 240 Pages. $17.50

"Now grade 3-8 classrooms can share 31 tales to mark cultural celebrations and holidays, thanks to New Year's to Kwanzaa: Original Stories of Celebration. Each story tries to create a sense of what it feels like to participate in a particular celebration, describing its history and the people who observe it. Penned by professional storyteller Kendall Haven, each story includes discussion questions and development information for the celebrations. The book spreads out stories evenly throughout every month of the year, representing major U.S. cultures and religions and including historical events, myths and ledgends.