Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo!



Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Not sure why it's celebrated, a quick search online should provide plenty of information but you can also check out a few books for additional info.




Book: El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition by David E Hayes-Bautista

Description:

Why is Cinco de Mayo—a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862—so widely celebrated in California and across the United States, when it is scarcely observed in Mexico? As David E. Hayes-Bautista explains, the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. Hayes-Bautista shows how the meaning of Cinco de Mayo has shifted over time—it embodied immigrant nostalgia in the 1930s, U.S. patriotism during World War II, Chicano Power in the 1960s and 1970s, and commercial intentions in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, it continues to reflect the aspirations of a community that is engaged, empowered, and expanding.
 
 
 
For Children:
 
 
Book: Marco's Cinco de Mayo (Cloverleaf Books - Holidays and Special Days) by Lisa Bullard with illustrations by Holli Conger
 
Description:
 
Marco loves the food, parades, and fun of Cinco de Mayo. This year he's one of the dancers. As he listens to the mariachi music, Marco thinks of the brave Mexicans at the first Cinco de Mayo. Find out the different things people do to celebrate this holiday!

Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

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