This Sunday is Friendship Day, and what better way to celebrate than with books that celebrate friends of all ages and ethnicities!
Friendship Day was originally created by Hallmark in 1919 and people were supposed to celebrate their friendship by sending each other cards. It was officially recognized by the UN in 2011. According to the Friendship Day Declaration, the purpose is to “observe this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.”
While the declaration itself may be a little obscure, the sentiment is clear:
The sentiment is: celebrate and nurture your friendships, on Friendship Day and every day!
Below are a few titles from Lee & Low Books and Tu Books to share with your friends: