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Day Of The Dead Resources
Links to online resources that explore the origins and rituals surrounding "el Día de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead). Articles, images and video provide information about this annual commemoration and celebration.
Daniela's Day of the Dead by
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
Daniela is preparing for the Day of the Dead--the first one since her grandpa died. She makes an ofrenda with Grandpa's favorite things and toy skeletons. Her family has a party to remember Grandpa.
Day of the Dead by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Easy-to-read text paired with colorful photos and informative captions introduces readers to a cultural holiday, Day of the Dead. Readers will learn about the origin of the holiday and its Aztec roots. Traditions to honor the dead, including visiting loved ones' graves and decorating altars, are described. Also discussed are symbols and foods associated with Day of the Dead, such as skulls and pan de muerto. Features include table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Re-animating Mexicanidad: Mexican Cultural Representations in The Book of Life (2014) and Coco (2017)
In the last decade, Hollywood studios have produced two feature length animations centering on Mexico’s Dia de Los Muertos: Reel FX Creative Studios’ The Book of Life (2014) and Disney Pixar’s Coco (2017). Through their differing exploration of Mexican cultural heritage onscreen, both animations serve contrasting ideological functions that contribute to larger cultural discourse about the relationship between Mexico and the US.