review ✓ Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas 100

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review ✓ Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas 100 ☆ In this multicultural New Years story Shanté Keys learns about Chinese New Year and Diwali as well as how January 1st is celebrated in other countries The author includes additional pages of information about diverse New Years traditions and special foods Full colorLi as well as how January 1st is celebrated in other countries The author includes additi. While the rhyming text can get a little clumsy there's a lot of read aloud appeal here as Shante Keys traverses the neighborhood trying to find black eyed peas for her family's traditional New Year's Day dinner and discovers lots of other food traditions along the way The author's note at the end is very informative The illustrations are bright and engaging

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Onal pages of information about diverse New Years traditions and special foods Full color. Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas is a realistic fiction about a girl named Shante who spends her day in search of peas for grandma to cook for their New Years dinner The story was age appropriate and children can understand the content of the story The problem in the story was Shante's Grandma had spent all day cooking for their New Year's dinner but she forgot about peas For African Americans black eyed peas is a tradition for New Year's dinner that symbolizes good luck for the year to come The characters in the story represent individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and shares their New Year's traditions accurately and truthfully The illustrations are accurate for all individuals of different cultural backgrounds and the language used accurately represents the groups The problem was solved in the story when Shante goes to her Aunt's home and she has than enough extra peas to share with Shante Shante is able to bring the peas to Grandma so that she can finish dinner and everyone Shante has invited throughout the day joins them for dinner This was a good children's book that not only showed African American's traditions but also showed traditions for members of other cultural backgrounds

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Shante Keys and the New Year's PeasIn this multicultural New Years story Shanté Keys learns about Chinese New Year and Diwa. Under regular picture book standards I might only give this three stars but with the dearth of New Year's picture books I think this deserves recognition When Shante Keys goes to spend New Year's with her Southern grandmother she looks forward to the traditional blackeyed peas dish they'll eat with dinner But oh no Grandma forgot the blackeyed peas She sends Shante to find some Shante visits neighbors and shopkeepers of different backgrounds none of whom celebrate the new year with blackeyed peas Her Chinese neighbor explains that she celebrates the New Year in February Her Indian friend explains that he and his family celebrate Diwali the Hindu festival of lights The Scottish and Mexican shopkeepers explain that they ring in the new year with their own ethnic foods Finally Shante gets to her aunties house and there are blackeyed peas to spare Shante invites all her friends over to celebrate the new year and try some PEAS ; The author includes a nice note in the back of the book explaining about some different new year traditions especially regarding food The rhyming text and cheerful illustrations make this a pleasant read aloud for New Year's