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Special Days in November


November is

Aviation History Month

Family Stories Month. Explore 10 ways to celebrate your family heritage.

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month Learn about the heritage of this country's indigenous people.

Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Word of the month: Gratitude, the state of being thankful or grateful. When someone turned in Brett's missing baseball cap at the library, he was grateful to get it back.

1 Day of the Dead (Mexico) Nov. 1-2 Opening today: Ender's Game, the film based on the novel by Orson Scott Card

4 Sterling North's Birthday.  Check out Rascal, or another book today!

9 Lois Ehlert's birthday. Watch this video interview with this illustrator and author.

10 Neil Gaiman's birthday. Listen to this interview of the author of The Graveyard Book and Coraline, conducted by his daughter, Maddy.

11 Veterans' Day. Learn more about veterans and about this holiday at the Veterans Administration pages for kids and teens.

Nov. 17-23 National Geography Awareness Week

15 Children's author Daniel Pinkwater's birthday.

Nov. 18-22 American Education Week. Support your education professionals!

19 Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address on this day in 1863.

24 Children's author Yoshiko Uchida's birthday.

25 Celebrate author Marc Brown's birthday by checking out an Arthur book!

26 It's Charles Schultz's birthday. Who is your favorite member of the Peanuts gang?

27 Discover a new story today and celebrate Kevin Henkes's birthday.

28 It's Thanksgiving Day. Watch for children's book characters at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Enjoy one of the beautifully illustrated books of Ed Young on his birthday.

29 It's C.S. Lewis's birthday. Read a book of or about Narnia!

30 Mark Twain celebrates his birthday. Read a book by or about this famous American writer.

Q: What did you learn in school today?

A: Not enough! I have to go back tomorrow.

Photo credit: Photo by Seth Lemmons.