Book Review + Giveaway: Our Moon Festival

Title: Our Moon Festival | Author: Yobe Qui | Illustrator: Christina Nel Lopez | Genre: Picture Book | Publisher: Yobe Qiu LLC | Publication Date: January 2020

 
Book Description: “Our Moon Festival” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book celebrating the unique ways the Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese communities celebrate the Moon Festival. The story highlights different families and their traditions as they observe Zhong Qiu Jie, Tết Trung Thu, and Tsukimi!
 

My Thoughts: Our Moon Festival highlights three different ways that Asian cultures celebrate an important holiday. Coinciding with harvest time (in the middle of Autumn) when the moon is at its brightest and fullest, the Moon Festival is second only to new year celebrations in importance. Through the eyes of three different families — one Chinese, one Japanese and one Vietnamese — readers experience the Moon Festival from a child’s viewpoint. From tasty foods to family gatherings, special decorations to personal traditions, this important holiday is expressed in colorful illustrations and emotive words.

When I was young, my favorite chapter book series was about cultures around the world. I was fascinated by the way other people lived and I still see that same curiosity in children today. Even in our global world, learning about new holidays from a child’s perspective is absorbing and a small way that we can promote understanding and compassion in our children. Our Moon Festival is one way that we can share cultural practices around the world. This would be a great book for classrooms and children’s libraries that want to offer creative narratives about different cultures.

Meet the Author:  
Yobe is an educator, entrepreneur and mom who lives in NYC. As an educator, she focused on teaching families to embrace love, diversity and different cultures. Through the years working in the classrooms and closely with other educators, she noticed the lack of multi-cultural resources that represented children of color. That is when Yobe decided to create multicultural children stories that feature Asian children, families and cultures! Yobe loves spending time with her daughter, reading to children and taking long walks during the day!

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Enter the Giveaway: Click the link below to enter for your chance to win a signed, hardcover copy of Our Moon Festival. Good Luck!

OUR MOON FESTIVAL Book Tour Giveaway

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