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Kwanzaa (Kids)

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

Kevin's Kwanzaa by Bullard, Lisa

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 Schuh, Mari

Happy holidays! Highlighting five different cultures and religions, these search-and-find books teach young readers about six different holidays. Kids will learn the significance of these holidays and the symbols and traditions that go with them.

Kwanzaa by Cords, Sarah

An overview of Kwanzaa, from the origin of the celebration to how it is practiced today. Clear, interesting text and vibrant photos grab and hold readers' interest, and QR Codes in each chapter link to book-specific videos, activities, and more. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a timeline, an infographic, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. DiscoverRoo is an imprint of Pop!, a division of ABDO.

The story behind Kwanzaa by Shofner, Melissa Raae

"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 Bullard, Lisa

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 Otto, Carolyn

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

Kwanzaa by Erlic, Lily

Did you know that Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26 to January 1 every year? Kwanzaa became a holiday in 1966. Learn these and other fascinating facts in Kwanzaa.

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Boots and Her Kittens by Campoy, F

An African-American family gets together to celebrate Kwanzaa, but the celebration is spoiled because their beloved pet cat is missing. As the family sets off on a quest to find the cat, the reader learns about the seven values celebrated in Kwanzaa in a simple and entertaining way. Includes and informative section about the holiday.

Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa by Washington, Donna L

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 Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds)

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 Amstutz, Lisa J

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 Katz, Karen

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

Kevin's Kwanzaa by Bullard, Lisa

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 Dittmer, Lori

"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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