Shy Mama’s Halloween by Anne Broyles

Shy Mama’s Halloween by Anne Broyles

Title: Shy Mama’s Halloween

Written by: Anne Broyles

Illustrated by: Leane Morin

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers; (August 1, 2000)

Age Range:4 and up

Themes/Topics: holiday, courage, shyness, immigration, cultural awareness

Brief Synopsis: Anya and her sisters want to go trick or treating in their new neighborhood. Their papa agreed to take them but now he’s sick. Their shy mother overcomes her fear of all things new and experiences her first Halloween.

Why I like this book: A nice story about the holiday seen through the eyes of immigrants new to the United States.

Resources: See the author’s site for a teacher’s guide.

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