12 November Celebrations + a Birthday!

In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations,
you’ll find November poems about:

Native American Heritage Month
National Family Literacy Day
Election Day
International Games Day
Day of the Dead
National Sandwich Day
Veterans Day
Guinness World Records Day
America Recycles Day
Button Day
National Adoption Day
and a Birthday!


Featured November Poems

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and family gatherings with “Making Bread” (here and above) by Debbie Reese, then watch this video about traditional bread baking at the Santa Clara Pueblo.

Picture Book Pairing: Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith 

National Family Literacy Day

On National Family Literacy Day (Nov 1), read “At Our House” by Virginia Euwer Wolff, then follow with the picture book pairing below and a video showing the real-life biblioburro!

Picture Book Pairing: Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter (and also in Spanish)

Day of the Dead

Celebrate Day of the Dead by learning some background info and then reading “On the Day of the Dead” by René Saldaña, Jr. (Spanish version: “En el día de los muertos“), followed by this “poem movie”!

Picture Book Pairing: I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story / Yo recuerdo Abuelito: Un cuento del Dia de los muertos by Janie Levy