More Day of the Dead Resources for Older Children

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I just read Alma, a quick but powerful read about a little girl who wonders why she has to have such a long name. I very much enjoyed the text, as well as the artwork highlighting Alma and her relationship with her ancestors. This should be a good read for elementary-school-aged kids. It could also be used as a springboard into leaning into the importance of the Day of the Dead and how our loved ones live on through us.

A second book I picked up was an anthology of poetry by Francisco X Alarcon. He has books of poetry available for all seasons. His "Angels Ride Bikes / Los Angeles Andan en Bicicleta" is based on his upbringing in California. Check out his bilingual poem below, describing for kids what the Day of the Dead means.