It’s the month of December and Annabelle Copeland, along with her fellow Melville Elementary students, discover the importance of three major holiday celebrations: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas.
During their Hanukkah celebration, two Jewish students bring in latkes to Mrs. Mitchell’s class for them to taste and enjoy. They also teach the traditional dreidel game to the class.
As the class learns all about Kwanzaa, they do a project highlighting one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa—self-determination.
Then Annabelle is paired with Dexter for a Christmas writing assignment. She wasn’t crazy about working with him because he appeared to be very silly. However, as they made their presentation, Annabelle saw her silly side come out and really enjoyed it!
English | ISBN: 9781947829039| GRL:S | Lexile: 880L