Author María Felicia Kelley introduces us to her children's book series, Celebrate the HoliDates, which were deeply inspired by her son Constantine. Constantine has trisomy 21, and the books were initially created as a tool to entertain and inform him about the connection between the calendar dates and fun holidays. Now they are a growing series of educational books that currently include "February Fourteen: 2/14" and our focus for this episode, "October Thirty-One: 10/31". Yep, this is a Halloween episode, y'all! We discuss soul cakes (there's a recipe for them in the book!), why including biracial and multiracial children and parents was important, her research into the holiday AND I introduce María to our very own celebration of Samhain!
Purchase October Thirty-One: 10/31 on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DLBH82H
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My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning.
Thanks to my husband for his contributions.
Thank you to our guest, María Felicia Kelley.
Original Broadcast: 10.19.21