Whitney Stewart – What Do You Celebrate?by
Saturday April 6th, 10:30am-12pm
Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street (corner of Octavia and Laurel) New Orleans LA 70115
Please join us as we celebrate the launch of children’s book author Whitney Stewart’s new picture book, WHAT DO YOU CELEBRATE?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World.
Holidays are FUN—and so is this picture book that introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world!
Whitney will give a reading, and engage us in interactive craft activities from the book demonstrating some fun ways to celebrate holidays, to be followed by a book signing.
Across the globe, every country has its special holidays. From Brazilian carnival and Chinese New Year to France’s Bastille Day and our very own Fourth of July, What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Kids can travel the globe and learn about Fastelavn, Purim, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, the German Lantern Festival, and more. Each spread showcases a different holiday, offering background and cultural context, vocabulary words, photographs, and instructions for festive projects.
Whitney Stewart is an award-winning author of young-adult biographies, middle grade novels, and picture books. She has traveled widely in Asia and interviewed such figures as the 14th Dalai Lama and Sir Edmund Hillary. Whitney lives in New Orleans.