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Día De Los Muertos Reads

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As fall begins to take shape and celebrations commence, Day of the Dead looms ahead. While many may not know about this holiday or its origins, the recent blockbuster hit Coco and other mainstream media have commoditized death. However, what you see in Mexico today, on television in the United States or in the aforementioned movie is a fusion of prehispanic, colonial and European traditions. A cultural celebration at first glance but a festivity that represents a much larger picture that reflects issues related to cultural identity, traditions, and political discourse just to name a few.   

To learn more about Día De Los Muertos, check out the following digital and print resources!

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Día De Los Muertos by Roseanne Thong

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Clatter Bash! a Day of the Dead Celebration by Richard Cleminson Keep

 

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The Dead Family Diaz by P.J. Bracegirdle

 

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Día De Los Muertos by Eliot Hannah

 

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Mi Familia Calaca/a Mexican Folk Art Family in English and Spanish by Cynthia Weill

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Days of Death Days of Life Ritual in the Popular Culture of Oaxaca by Kristin Norget

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Gloria Melchor

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Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, I graduated and received my Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University where I majored in Biology. I recently graduated with my Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from University of Oklahoma. I have many pastimes, one of which is reading (how obvious, right?), watching and playing soccer (even with my limited skills), spending time with my friends and family, and traveling whenever time and my bank account permits.

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