October 5, 2008

Contest: Win Celebrations / Celebraciones by Nancy María Grande Tabor


Celebrations - Holidays of the United States of America and Mexico

Celebraciones - Dias feriados de los Estados Unidos y Mexico



by Nancy María Grande Tabor

Mexico and the United States share more than a border. The two countries share many of the same holdays, too - special days that reflect their common values and beliefs. From respect for national heroes to religious holidays to honoring the earth's cycles, there is so much they have in common.

Nancy María Grande Tabor's bilingual text and colorful folk-art illustrations highlight the rich cultural heritage of these neighbor countries. Let's celebrate!

México y los Estados Unidos comparten más que una frontera. Los dos países comparten muchas fiestas también, días especiales que muestran sus valores y creencias comunes. Desde el respeto que tienen hacia los héroes nacionales, las fiestas religiosas y la forma de honar los ciclos de la Tierra, hay mucho que tienen en común.

El texto bilingüe y las ilustraciones coloridas y folclóricas de Nancy María Grande Tabor hacen resaltar la rica herencia cultural de estos países vecinos. ¡Celebremos!



About The Author

Nancy María Grande Tabor grew up in Loreto, Mexico. She attended the University of the Americas in Mexico City and received her master's degree in education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"I am a product of two cultures. In a way, I belong to both the United States and Mexico and in a way, I am a stranger. But this gives me an advantage because I can address both cultures and inform each culture about the other culture. This has been the basis for the children's books I am creating. It is because of the great need I see to bridge cultures that I began these books.

I have had a very exciting life through travel. I love going to new places and learning new things. I love learning, and I love teaching. And I love creating. At eight years old, I decided I was going to be a poet. I have always written. And I have painted. When I saw the need for books, I had to write, but more than that, I had to provide the illustrations. They could not be done by someone else. I have found a whole new experience, somewhat like traveling to new places. Now I watch the places I create.

I am a dancer. And that too was realized at an older age. Learning and becoming is a never-ending experience. I cannot just dream. I need to create and see my creations materialized."

--Nancy María Grande Tabor

Nancy is the author of several bilingual books for Charlesbridge, including El gusto del Mercado Mexicano/A Taste of the Mexican Market, Somos un Arcos Iris/We Are A Rainbow, Cincuenta en la Cebra/Fifty on the Zebra, and Albertina anda Arriba/Albertina Goes Up.

Nancy is a bilingual teacher in Sonoma, California. She often speaks at schools, libraries, and conferences to emphasize the need for language-rich books in Spanish. She stresses the importance of understanding other cultures and the reflection of culture through literature in both her presentations and her books.

WINNER
Kristie in Michigan

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74 comments :

Alyce said...

This sounds like a great book. I think my son would like it.

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Cindy said...

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Crazy Lady said...

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Grace said...

Good luck!

myntric said...

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ali said...

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Sandy said...

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chromiumman said...

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cdziuba said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This would be a great book to help my child learn about another culture.

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Anonymous said...

My children love to read and hear about their fathers mexican cultures. This is a cute book.

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jemmmers74 said...

Sounds like a great book and looks like it as been wonerfully illustrated

amyinkamloops said...

Copy of Celebrations/Celebraciones by Nancy María Grande Tabor would be a fantastic read for my son and myself.

Great blog and review.

rgk said...

This book appears to be an encouragement to explore another culture, a journey that is not well addressed in the middle schools I have visited.

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vmkids said...

thanks for the contest

Mel Schaupp said...

HOLA: MY FOUR YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER KNOWS MORE SPANISH THAN I.

Sara4236 said...

My daughter loves books.
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redron said...

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Ryan said...

I work at a library in the bronx with a heavy spanish speaking community. would be a great addition to a collection, or great for a children't program giveaway. thanks for running the contest.

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mverno said...

love this one

danosor said...

I'd love for my kids to read this book.Hope i win.

idahomom said...

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soha said...

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blueviolet said...

Bilingual, perfect!Thanks for the giveaway.
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vboackle said...

this looks like a fun book.

Mia J. said...

I'm sure my daughter would like to read this and learn about other cultures and also perhaps pick up some Spanish words.

Anonymous said...

my co-worker has a 3 year old and this would be a great book for her to read to him

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kygirl said...

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book to read it with my granddaughter Selena. Growing up "Irish" on the southside of Chicago I feel it is important for us to celebrate our family's culture.

intensev5 said...

Would love to win this book for my children. thanks for the contest:)

Anonymous said...

This looks like a lovely book for my little sister who is fascinated by people and culture. Thanks!

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misssuzy44 said...

I would love the book because I am planning a Christmas on the Border trip to Mexico in Dec

Anonymous said...

I love to read to my graddaughters.


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judybrittle said...

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idahodad7 said...

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Clair said...

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Lenora said...

I love reading to my children, and think this would make a special addition to their collection. Johnlenoraplus2@yahoo.com

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justicecw said...

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Anonymous said...

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Sunshine Mama said...

Perfect for my family. My husband is from Venezuela and I am trying to teach the kids about the culture of Spanich speaking countries. I am very attracted to this book. kristie2 (at) comcast.net

kaylee8 said...

What a fantastic book for my daughter!

Anonymous said...

It is important to teach our children about the complexities of dual nationalities and identity. They do struggle on a different level than adults. Its nice to see an author who is tackling the subject and it does sound like a good read!

LMcLendon said...

Great read for my weekly session.

Belinda said...

My daughter and I would have so much fun reading this book together. It would be a great learning experience too.

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djgroz said...

Win and Read this

Erica said...

This would really help my step-daughter see more and more similarities with her classmates.

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purplepassion126 said...

This is perfect! I'm always looking for bilingual and cultural books. Thanks for sharing!

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Ida i Québec said...

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Jinxy and Me said...

I would love to win this for my nephew!

Liz said...

My children, ages 2 and 6, speak English; and their cousin, age 2, is in a bilingual home speaking English and Spanish. This book would help my children learn and appreciate a great deal!
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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. I am a student teacher and this book would be great to read to the kids.

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

LINDALSHOT said...

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artmarcia said...

As a teacher, this book would be great to plan multicultural celebrations for my students.

cpullum said...

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Icetwofire said...

My son is bi-racial and I think this book would be very educational for him, thanks.

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Helen said...

My daughter would love this as she's learning Spanish.

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masonsgranny59 said...

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Anonymous said...

I would like to win this book for my God-child. Thanks for the contest.
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