Hallowe'en in America
by Ruth Edna Kelley from The Book of Hallowe'en
Chapter XV passage: Published in 1919, Ruth Edna Kelley's book "The Book of Hallowe'en" examines the Halloween customs and traditions of various countries. This passage is about the way Americans celebrated the holiday 100 years ago. Students will read the passage and compare and contrast Kelley's Halloween and today's celebration.