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It’s time for Hanukkah, and Nathan and his grandfather decide to visit the city. There are many shops with new toys and mouth-watering candy, but Nathan has saved his money all year for one thing—his very own menorah.
When people think of New Orleans, they envision the complex ironwork of balcony railings in the French Quarter or the delicate lacelike gates of the city’s cemeteries. It is the city’s florid ironwork that gives New Orleans its unmatched, memorable beauty. But few people realize that most of this ironwork was created in the antebellum South—the golden age of Southern culture—by black slaves. Paperback.
New Orleans Jazz Fest: A Pictorial History is an extraordinary documentation through photographs of the evolution of this yearly festival that in New Orleans has become a seasonal ritual comparable only to the revelry of Mardi Gras. Dividing the book into four sections of five-year periods, photographer Michael P. Smith has compiled a running history of the Fest from its first year, when it drew a crowd of only several hundred people to a small site in Congo Square, up through its third decade and its present thirty-five-acre site on the Fair Grounds Race Track.
Told in the rich, deep voice of Sibusiso Victor Masondo, The Night Before Christmas in Africa captures the essence of Africa. The tale is brought to life with the sounds of thunder as lightning flashes across the sky and Father Christmas calls out, “Iba nokisimusi omuhle.”
In Gullah Night Before Christmas, the classic Clement C. Moore poem is infused with the spirit of traditional Gullah folklore and characters.
Only the vivid imagination of James Rice could capture the arrival of Santa on Christmas Eve in such active detail. From the dancing mice who decorate the Christmas tree, to the bumbling reindeer landing on the family’s roof, his colorful illustrations warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Hardcover.
This clever, Texas-size, Texas-style tale has entertained audiences for more than forty years. A Western Santa Claus-decked out in Levis, ten-gallon Stetson, cowboy vest, and with a bandana around his neck-makes his Christmas journey on a buckboard piled high with presents. Hardcover.
Adorned with battle sites, portraits of generals, and many other fascinating facts, this poster serves as a perfect reference for the classroom or for anyone with an interest in Confederate history. In addition to its centrally placed map of Confederate North Carolina, the poster includes photos of the state’s general, Braxton Bragg; three lieutenant generals; and ten major generals including Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Bryan Grimes, and William Dorsey Pender.
Christmas Eve can be busy, especially for the head nurse at Angel Hope General Hospital. Too many patients, too little help, and a crowded ER all threaten to make this night before Christmas one big headache. It seems that nothing could bring holiday cheer to the patients and staff of this hectic hospital. Hardcover.
The ancient Greeks excluded women from the Olympics. When the modern games were reinstated in 1896, the ban was continued. But in the next Olympiad in 1900, women were included. It was not until 1932 that the first African-American women were selected to participate in the Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Since that eventful year, more and more black women have participated in the Olympics. Now they compete in all areas of track and field, tennis, basketball, rowing, volleyball, and figure skating. Hardcover.
The years just before 1880 until about 1885 are considered the “outlaw years,” when lawlessness developed a law of its own and planned an empire.
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It’s a winter night in the Ozarks, and while Maw and Paw are snoring in their beds, their son is waiting up with his dog, Arkansaw, to catch a glimpse of Saint Nick. Hardcover.
Passover meal preparation can be difficult with the challenge of creating meals that are both unleavened and healthy, not to mention tasty! Passover Lite Kosher Cookbook is the answer to this challenge. Not only is every recipe kosher for Passover but also interesting and delicious—and not just limited to Passover cooking.
The first collection of Pennsylvania Dutch scherenschnitte just for Halloween is accompanied by original poetry in the native dialect with an English translation. As old as the culture itself, this elaborate style of scissors cutting is a cherished tradition. The artful precision used in the cuttings lends a menacing air to dangling spiders and slinking black cats. The poems capture the feeling of the holiday, describing witches dancing with “mystic glee” and Hallow’s Eve spirits that “clamor and bump.”
This retelling of the Christmas classic by Clement C. Moore blends Santa Claus with the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch figure of the Belsnickel, a thin, cantankerous old man who visits children before Christmas and rewards, or punishes, them based on their behavior. Hardcover.
This retelling in audiocassette form of the Christmas classic by Clement C. Moore blends Santa Claus with the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch figure of the Belsnickel, a thin, cantankerous old man who visits children before Christmas and rewards, or punishes, them based on their behavior. Narrated by Chet Williamson. Audiocassette.
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