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For Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year. People across the globe gather to pray at temples, light lamps, and set off firecrackers, celebrating the power of light over darkness. This title looks at the colorful history of this festival of lights, exploring how its ancient origins and traditions have evolved over time. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
BISACS JNF026090, JNF049330
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2024
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Core Library
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2023-12-15
ISBN 9781098292591, 9798384910534
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 294.536
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 890
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
ATOS Interest Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 522240
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, and Table of contents

History of Holidays and Festivals - School Library Journal

Young readers are treated to a thorough history of many of America’s popular celebrations. Each title answers the basic questions a novice researcher or curious mind would ask about a holiday. When did it start? How is it celebrated? Why is it important? A detailed history of each holiday is provided, along with vivid descriptions of traditional clothes, foods, dances, and activities. Readers will be able to trace the evolution of traditions through generations. Sprinkled throughout the text are primary source quotes and chapter ­questions that ask readers to put into practice strategies for reading informational text. The books conclude with a timeline, a glossary, an index, links to the publisher’s online resources, and critical thinking questions with writing prompts. VERDICT A strong presentation of research material with the added benefit of built-in information literacy exercises.

Author: R. K. Memtombi