Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Diwali: With Sweets, Lights, and Fireworks

In Deborah Heiligman's inviting global odyssey of this holiday from National Geographic, we learn that Diwali is celebrated differently in different places, but it is universally viewed as a time of great joy, celebrated with fireworks, sweets, and gifts. The informative back matter includes Diwali recipes, a glossary, a Diwali card game, a map, and a resource list of books and Web sites. Also included is a note to parents and teachers from the book's consultant, Dr. Vasudha Narayanan.

Age Level: 6-9
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
Book Theme: Celebrate Diwali!