December 2019 Book List

December 22 is the first night of Hanukkah! Celebrate the holiday with these books:

Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah by Norman Bridwell

How does Clifford the big red dog celebrate Hanukkah? Follow along as Clifford and family sing songs, eat latkes and play with a dreidel!

The Story of Hanukkah by David Adler, illustrated by Jill Weber

What is the story of this special winter holiday, and why is it celebrated? What are the traditions and customs of Hanukkah? An informative read that tells the story of the holiday.

Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg

The Latkes are a funny family. After all, they are potato pancakes! Accompanied by charming illustrations, this silly story celebrates the magic of Hanukkah.

December 25 is Christmas Day! Get festive with these books:

The Mouse in the Hammock, a Christmas Tale by Bethany Brevard

The little mouse calls the tiny hammock in the Christmas tree his home. Now it’s the night before Christmas and the mouse has lots to do to get the house ready for this special holiday!

Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney

The llamas sure know how to celebrate the holidays! Read along as they decorate cookies, sing carols and give gifts!

The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty, illustrated by Kirsten Richards

The little elf would love to find his job at the North Pole, but is he too little? He gets lost in the toy shop and makes a big scene in both the book shop and the bakery. What happens when he meets the littlest reindeer?

The first day of Kwanzaa is December 26! Read about this special holiday with these books:

Kevin’s Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard, illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo

For a whole week, Kevin always has something new and exciting to do to celebrate Kwanzaa! Whether it’s lighting candles, eating a feast or dancing, Kwanzaa is a fun time for all.

My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz

What happens during the seven days of Kwanzaa? Read about this heartwarming holiday that celebrates family bonds, friendship and the community around us!

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month Each year, the United States recognizes Filipino American History during the month of October. As the second-largest Asian American group in the country and the third-largest ethnic group in California, Filipino Americans...

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

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For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth When Terika Hameth found out she was pregnant last year, her initial joy was soon overwhelmed by anxiety. “I thought, ‘What if I die?’” she said. Her fear was not misplaced. Black women in Los Angeles County...

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

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Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31! When it comes to breastfeeding, racial equity is an issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fewer than 60% of Black mothers have ever breastfed compared to 75% of white mothers. Breastfeeding builds immunities, is...

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

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Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day While Americans traditionally celebrate July 4th as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence which declared the original colonies to be free from British rule, the reality of the matter is that not everyone...

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