In recent years, the celebration of Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos has been embraced and become more commonplace north of the Mexican border. This centuries-old indigenous tradition of honoring the lives of and celebrating with departed loved ones has been transformed as its observance has spread. Currently on display in the public reading area of the library, these four selections use rich text, wonderful photographs and delightful recipes to provide insight into the origins and the changes over time of this fascinating and colorful tradition. Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog link located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.
Skulls to the living, bread to the dead : [the Day of the Dead in Mexico and beyond]
Brandes, Stanley H.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006
Heard call number GT4995.A4 B73 2006
The days of the dead : Mexico’s Festival of Communion with the Departed
Los Dias de Muertos : un Festival de Comunión con los Muertos en México
[San Francisco, CA] : Collins Publishers San Francisco, 1991
Heard call number GT4995.A4 G74 1991
Day of the Dead in the USA : the migration and transformation of a cultural phenomenon
Marchi, Regina M.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009
Heard call number GT4995.A4 M36 2009
Day of the dead
Williams, Kitty and Stevie Mack
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, c2011
Heard call number GT4995.A4 W55 2011