Our friends at Colorín Colorado have prepared a wonderful list of multilingual, multicultural children's books about fall traditions that the TWIN-CS community is bound to enjoy. We highlight a few here, but do check out their list for more.
Yangsook Choi's Behind the Mask tells the story of a Korean-American boy named Kimin who wants to be his grandfather for Halloween. As the story unfolds, Kimin learns to handle both his classmates' teasing and the mystery of the mask he wears.
Author Marisa Montes practiced law for a few years before turning to her childhood love of reading as a new career path. Born in Puerto Rico, raised in the United States and France, Montes has experienced many cultures and traditions, which she has incorporated into her books. In the poem book, Los Gatos Black on Halloween, Montes weaves together Spanish and English, to bring the sights, smells, and sensation of the holiday alive for all children.
Canadian author Mindy Willett began writing for children her own students asked why there were no stories about them. As children of First Nations communities in the North West Territories, these children had been overlooked by many authors and publishers, but Mindy Willett was eager to provide a way for them to share their voices. In her book about fall, Willett writes with Sheyenne Jumbo from the Dene community in Trout Lake, North West Territories. Together, Mindy and Sheyenne share a new perspective on the changing seasons.