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Kwanzaa (Kids)

December 26 - January 1 is Kwanzaa. Celebrate with this collection of youth books.

Kevin's Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard

Kevin's family is celebrating the seven days of Kwanzaa! Kevin helps his mom decorate the Kwanzaa table. They light candles with Grandma and Grandpa and learn a special word each day. They talk about working together and solving problems. On the sixth day, everyone eats and dances at a big feast!

Kwanzaa by Mari C Schuh

"This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the Kwanzaa holiday and the way people celebrate it"--

Kwanzaa by Sarah Statz Cords

"An overview of Kwanzaa, from the origin of the celebration to how it is practiced today." -- Publisher's website

The story behind Kwanzaa by Melissa Raae Shofner

"Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that begins on December 26 and is celebrated until January 1 each year. It celebrates African American culture as well as family and community. During this time, families gather to eat delicious foods, exchange gifts, andhonor their heritage and traditions. Using age-appropriate language, this book explores Kwanzaa's roots and the social significance of its founding. Colorful images allow readers to visualize the celebration and make connections with the text. Each day ofthe holiday focuses on one of seven principles that readers will be able to appreciate in their own life even if their family doesn't celebrate Kwanzaa"--

My family celebrates Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard

Kwanzaa traces its origins to the American Civil Rights era. Critical thinking questions and fast facts prompt young readers to engage with this fun narrative and learn all about Kwanzaa.

Celebrate Kwanzaa by Carolyn Otto

Describes the holiday of Kwanzaa, when African Americans commemorate their heritage, and explains its origins and how it is celebrated.

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Boots and her kittens by F Campoy

Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa by Donna L Washington

L'il Rabbit searches for a gift for his grandmother when she is sick during Kwanzaa, and surprises her with the best gift of all. Includes "The Nguzo Saba - The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa."

All new crafts for Kwanzaa by Kathy (Katharine Reynolds) Ross

Provides instructions for how to create more than twenty-two crafts related to Kwanzaa, including a woven mat, no-fire Kwanzaa candles, and beaded jewelry

How to celebrate the African American holiday Kwanzaa

Observed December 26th through January 1st, Kwanzaa celebrates the joy of family living, honors the historical contributions of African Americans, and encourages excellence in family relations, school achievement, and personal delevopment. Features symbols of the holiday, gift giving guidelines, Kwanzaa foods, and more

Kwanzaa by Lisa J Amstutz

It’s time to celebrate Kwanzaa! Light the kinara. Eat a big feast with your family. During Kwanzaa, people come together. They celebrate African-American heritage.

My first Kwanzaa by Karen Katz

A girl describes how she and her family celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa.

Kevin's Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard

Kevin's family is celebrating the seven days of Kwanzaa! Kevin helps his mom decorate the Kwanzaa table. They light candles with Grandma and Grandpa and learn a special word each day. They talk about working together and solving problems. On the sixth day, everyone eats and dances at a big feast!

Kwanzaa by Lori Dittmer

"A kindergarten-level introduction to Kwanzaa, covering the holiday's history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as the kinara and the unity cup"--

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

This unique African-American holiday commemorates the strength of family ties, respect for ancestors, commitment to the growth of community, and gratitude for life's bounties
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