The Moon Festival, also known as Mid-Autumn Day or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated by many Asian countries and ethnicities, i.e. China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and etc. It is a meaningful family unity festival to Asians, just as Thanksgiving to the Americans.
Chang'e, Mooncakes, and the Fire Dragon Dance
Grace Lin explains a little bit about the Chinese Moon Festival and reads the book.
A lovely story to present how the moon changes its shapes.
The Moon Festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunisolar calendar with a FULL MOON at night. While corresponding to mid-September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.
The book was donated by OBOW in 2021 AAPI Book Drive. Enjoy this read aloud by our little volunteer Ella Zheng.
Author/illustrator Grace Lin reads a chapter from her book.
This book will bring young readers into a fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship.
*The book was donated by OBOW in 2021 AAPI Book Drive.
Author/Illustrator Grace Lin shows viewers how to draw a Chinese Moon Rabbit that can hold your wish for the future.
Here you will find book recommendations, sample lesson plans and presentations.
Feel free to download and use in the classroom/school.
The Chicago 2021 AAPI Book Drive had successfully completed with 1958 books donated to 79 schools.
5 other cities joined us this year, including New York City NY, Chapel Hill NC, Detroit MI, Rochester MN, Seattle WA. Together, we donated 4332 books to 197 schools total.