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Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

By Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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Beautifully designed scratchboard illustrations help to explain the seven principles of the holiday in this introduction for younger readers.

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Kwanzaa: A Family Affair

By Mildred Pitts Walter

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Learn about Kwanzaa principles, symbols, and rituals; and find great ideas for making gifts and foods for Kwanzaa. Includes a Swahili glossary and pronunciation key.

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Kwanzaa Karamu: Cooking and Crafts for a Kwanzaa Feast

By April A. Brady

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Family anecdotes add to this thorough look at the origins and rituals of the holiday. Traditional crafts and eighteen recipes are included.

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Kwanzaa Crafts

By Judith Hoffman Corwin

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Make crafts and decorations for Kwanzaa.

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Kwanzaa

By Deborah Chocolate

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Discusses the holiday in which many African-Americans celebrate their roots and cultural heritage.

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K Is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book

By Juwanda G. Ford

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Bold illustrations and simple text introduce children to the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

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Celebrating Kwanzaa

By Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

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Text and photographs depict how a Chicago family celebrates the African American holiday, Kwanzaa.

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African-American Holidays

By Faith Winchester

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Discusses special times of the year when African-Americans celebrate, including Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Juneteenth, Harambee, Junkanoo, and Kwanzaa. Part of the Read-and-Discover Ethnic Holidays series.

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Easter Parade

By Eloise Greenfield

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Although the young cousins live many miles apart, Leanna in Chicago and Elizabeth in Washington, D.C., both prepare for an Easter parade against the backdrop of the Second World War.

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Sam and the Tigers

By Julius Lester

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An old trickster story is refreshed with new words and illustrations for the fun of today's young audiences.
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