Celebrate Lunar New Year!
Lunar New Year Celebrations Incoming!
Ring in the Year of the Dragon with these delightful picture books! These terrific titles are perfect to celebrate different cultures and customs during the Lunar New Year with, so you won't want to miss the festivities!
Join us in NYC for:
Wish Soup: A Celebration of Seollal by JUNGHWA PARK. Sohee’s favorite part of Seollal is tteokguk — the special Korean rice cake soup traditionally only enjoyed on New Year’s Day. Each bowl is said to make the person who eats it one year older. This year, Sohee wants to eat as many bowls as she can to finally be an eonni, or “big girl,” to her younger siblings and cousins. But before Sohee can even get to her first bowl, her mischievous younger sister Somi eats not only Sohee’s tteokguk, but their whole family’s! Despite this outrageously silly setback, Sohee eventually learns that being a big girl is more than just how many bowls of tteokguk you eat.
- Laolao's Dumplings illustrated by SHINYEON MOON. Millie loves cooking with her Lao Lao, and together they walk through Chinatown collecting fresh ingredients to make a steaming hot batch of dumplings. However, when winter rolls around and Lao Lao falls ill, it's up to Millie to remember Lao Lao's recipe and return to Chinatown to get all the right ingredients. With two teaspoons of patience, a pinch of luck, and a whole lot of love, Millie and her parents make a batch of dumplings that Lao Lao will never forget.
- Two New Years by RICHARD HO. For this multicultural family, inspired by the author’s own, two New Years mean twice as much to celebrate! In the fall, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, offers an opportunity to bake challah, dip apples in honey, and lift voices in song. In the spring, Lunar New Year brings a chance to eat dumplings, watch dragon dances, and release glowing lanterns that light up the sky. Full of opportunities to reflect on the rich blends of cultures and traditions in our lives, this moving picture book is a beautiful reminder that, at heart, our celebrations might not be so different after all.
- Tomorrow Is New Year's Day by ARAM KIM. Seollal is Mina's favorite day of the year. She can't wait to show her classmates her hanbok and make tteokguk in the cooking room. Even her little brother, who wants to wear his shark shirt, not his hanbok, eventually joins in on the fun. This sweet window into Seollal offers a fresh perspective on the holiday while celebrating diversity and cultural acceptance.
Sunday, February 4th at 1PM ET at Our 17th St Store!
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