Celebrating Chinese New Year by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

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Depicts a San Francisco boy and his family preparing for and enjoying their celebration of the Chinese New Year, their most important holiday.
 

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Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith is the art director of Square Moon Productions, a book design and development company. She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Orinda, California. Lawrence Migdale's images have appeared on the covers of national magazines and dozens of books over the years. His work can be seen in A Child's California, Ryan's Chinese New Year, Arctic Hunter, and Celebrating Kwanza.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although in earlier times, the 15th birthday was an occasion for a young woman to make a decision between a secular life and a life consecrated to religious duties, it is now a time for reflection about childhood and the adult life she will lead.

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this variety is demonstrated in the text throughout the book and reinforced in the photographs of the celebration of Eid al-Fitr in the family’s mosque in Princeton, New Jersey.

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The sharp full-color photographs capture various moments in this important holiday: shopping for symbolic foods and flowers, a trip to the cemetery to honor ancestors, the gathering of the clan, preparing meals, attending the parade, and more.

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