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'Twas Nochebuena

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet bilingual tale of Latino Christmas Eve traditions.

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This delightful picture book captures beautiful Latino holiday traditions. Families who celebrate Nochebuena will be particularly touched by the story (even if your family may have slightly different cuisine or play different games), but everyone who celebrates Christmas will find this a worthy addition to the holiday bookshelf. Using the same structure of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, author Roseanne Greenfield Thong artfully weaves in Spanish words and traditions, explaining why in most Latino families, Christmas Eve and not Christmas Day is considered the main event of the holiday season.

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