Celebrate! Connections among Cultures by Jan Reynolds.
This is a tremendous book filled with clear, colorful, evocative photographs. The photographs and the text lead us through how similarly people from around the world celebrate special occasions. We all use food, music, fire, and dance. Many of the photos are of ancient cultures that Americans will know little to nothing about. So it gives us a glimpse into how these poeple live and ties our modern lives together with theirs in celebration.
This is a book to be lingered over and enjoyed. The photographs will not project well to a large group, but that should not stop using this with children, especially when doing multicultural programs or units. The end of the book features a map that lets children see where in the world all of the peoples in the book live.