Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays from ABC Libraries!

And, especially for you on Christmas Day, another 10 in '10: Reading New Mexico entry!
The Farolitos of Christmas by Rudolfo Anaya A sweet story & a great family readaloud of how the Christmas tradition of farolitos came to be (though we can't find any record of who actually invented farolitos, Anaya's tale is charming). Set in 1944, it is the story of Luz, a little girl who is waiting for her father to come back from the war & worrying over her sick grandfather. In Luz's village in Northern New Mexico, it is the tradition to light small bonfires of piñon in front of the house on Christmas Eve-but with her family's troubles this year, who will stack the logs for burning? Luz must find another way!

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