With 72 Days Until Banned Book Week I picked up my second banned/challenged book from my local library as part of my summer reading challenge. I decided to keep it light this time and chose a children’s book called Witches, Pumpkins and Grinning Ghosts—The Story of Halloween Symbols. Halloween is my favorite holiday so I am a bit biased…but I really enjoyed this quick read, which was chocked full of tidbits about the origins of Halloween.
Where did the symbols of witches, Jack-O-Lanterns and black cats originate? I’ll leave that to you to discover when you read the book. The book did say that cake and breads were a big part of the Halloween tradition hundreds of years ago. Hmm… Check back in a couple of days. I’ll bet I have a recipe that fits this bill.