DIY Day of the Dead Mask
Last year, when I first read Rosita y Conchita, I was so excited because I could see that a lot of work had gone into this book. I was delighted to see a full story developed around Día de los Muertos, and one that richly conveys the intention behind the holiday. In our society, the subject of death is rarely spoken about with children, and as such, it is often perceived as something to be feared. I think this makes it harder on young children whenever they lose a loved one, such as a grandparent. Believing that the beauty of their lives can still be celebrated and remembered without pain and sadness could benefit so many children who suffer the loss of someone dear.