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In Hopes of a Sweet Return: Day of the Dead Reads for Kids

Flowers, sweets, fruit and drinks are placed on altars each year, October 31 to November 2, to welcome the return of loved ones to the land of the living. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico—and other places—by families in remembrance of the life and legacy of their ancestors. During this time, families bring ofrendas (offerings) such as skeleton-shaped…
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CPL Librarian Charlemae Hill Rollins Championed African Americans in Children’s Literature

As an African American librarian at Chicago Public Library for more than 30 years and a leader in children's literature and librarianship, Charlemae Hill Rollins championed the creation of well-written children’s literature free of racial and ethnic distortions. She played a critical role in changing the image of the African American in children’s literature, writing…
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