The Vigil of the Little Angels: Day of the Dead in Mexico
Cultural Writing. Illustrated children's book. This bilingual book narrates the way children celebrate the Day of the Dead in the island of Janitzio in the Mexican state of Michoacan. Fully illustrated by Jose J. Murguia, with photo essays and text by Mary J. Andrade, this book seeks to both instruct children in the traditions of the ancestral celebration and keep the tradition alive. Andrade has won The Mexican Silver Pen award for recognition of other work she has done about the Day of the Dead in Michoacan. Her books about the Day of the Dead in Michoacan, Oaxaca and Mexico City are also available from SPD.
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